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  •  The Oyo State Government has resolved all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All BESDA in the pacesetter State the Executive Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board Dr Nureni Adeniran said on Friday Adeniran dropped the hint during a meeting with the BESDA Implementation Committee in Ibadan Adeniran affirmed that the State is set to commence BESDA fully as all hurdles militating against the full implementation have been cleared by the state Government He said the Oyo State Government s determined efforts to ensure reduction in the rate of out of school children in the State brought the dream to fruition Dr Adeniran explained that the project which is an initiative of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC is aimed at complementing the immense efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde led administration in the state to address the menace of out of school children Adeniran commended the present administration in the State for investing more than 21 of the State s annual budget in the State s education sector adding that this has ensured effective teaching and learning in schools particularly at the foundation level which is key to societal development While the SUBEB boss pledged on behalf of the BESDA Implementation Committee to comply with the Action plan of the project as stipulated by UBEC he also acknowledged the huge support received from the Commission in ensuring the release of the sum needed for the programme He therefore urged members of the implementation team to commit themselves to the programme adding that there are no excuses for any member of the committee not to be committed to the UBEC World Bank Assisted project Speaking at the meeting the BESDA Consultant in Oyo State Prof Modupe Adelabu assured that she would deploy her wealth of experience in the implementation of the programme in Oyo State In their separate remarks the Special Adviser on Intervention Funds and State Portfolio Coordinator World Bank Projects Mrs Aderonke Adedayo and the Senior Special Assistant on BESDA Mr Sunday Adeyanju pledged their support to the full implementation of the programme They pledged their commitment to reduce the rate of out of school children in the state just as they declared that improving the standard of education is part of the priorities of the present administration nbsp Media Team Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board
    Oyo Govt to Resolve Bottlenecks impeding Implementation of BESDA for Out-of-School Children
     The Oyo State Government has resolved all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All BESDA in the pacesetter State the Executive Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board Dr Nureni Adeniran said on Friday Adeniran dropped the hint during a meeting with the BESDA Implementation Committee in Ibadan Adeniran affirmed that the State is set to commence BESDA fully as all hurdles militating against the full implementation have been cleared by the state Government He said the Oyo State Government s determined efforts to ensure reduction in the rate of out of school children in the State brought the dream to fruition Dr Adeniran explained that the project which is an initiative of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC is aimed at complementing the immense efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde led administration in the state to address the menace of out of school children Adeniran commended the present administration in the State for investing more than 21 of the State s annual budget in the State s education sector adding that this has ensured effective teaching and learning in schools particularly at the foundation level which is key to societal development While the SUBEB boss pledged on behalf of the BESDA Implementation Committee to comply with the Action plan of the project as stipulated by UBEC he also acknowledged the huge support received from the Commission in ensuring the release of the sum needed for the programme He therefore urged members of the implementation team to commit themselves to the programme adding that there are no excuses for any member of the committee not to be committed to the UBEC World Bank Assisted project Speaking at the meeting the BESDA Consultant in Oyo State Prof Modupe Adelabu assured that she would deploy her wealth of experience in the implementation of the programme in Oyo State In their separate remarks the Special Adviser on Intervention Funds and State Portfolio Coordinator World Bank Projects Mrs Aderonke Adedayo and the Senior Special Assistant on BESDA Mr Sunday Adeyanju pledged their support to the full implementation of the programme They pledged their commitment to reduce the rate of out of school children in the state just as they declared that improving the standard of education is part of the priorities of the present administration nbsp Media Team Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board
    Oyo Govt to Resolve Bottlenecks impeding Implementation of BESDA for Out-of-School Children
    General news1 year ago

    Oyo Govt to Resolve Bottlenecks impeding Implementation of BESDA for Out-of-School Children

    The Oyo State Government has resolved all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) in the pacesetter State, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran said on Friday.Adeniran dropped the hint during a meeting with the BESDA Implementation Committee in Ibadan.Adeniran affirmed that the State is set to commence BESDA fully, as all hurdles militating against the full implementation have been cleared by the state Government.He said the Oyo State Government's determined efforts to ensure reduction in the rate of out-of-school children in the State brought the dream to fruition.Dr. Adeniran explained that the project, which is an initiative of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), is aimed at complementing the immense efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde led administration in the state to address the menace of out-of-school children.Adeniran commended the present administration in the State for investing more than 21% of the State's annual budget in the State's education sector, adding that this has ensured effective teaching and learning in schools, particularly at the foundation level which is key to societal development.While the SUBEB boss pledged, on behalf of the BESDA Implementation Committee, to comply with the Action plan of the project, as stipulated by UBEC, he also acknowledged the huge support received from the Commission in ensuring the release of the sum needed for the programme.He therefore urged members of the implementation team to commit themselves to the programme, adding that there are no excuses for any member of the committee not to be committed to the UBEC/World Bank Assisted project.Speaking at the meeting, the BESDA Consultant in Oyo State, Prof. Modupe Adelabu assured that she would deploy her wealth of experience in the implementation of the programme in Oyo State.In their separate remarks, the Special Adviser on Intervention Funds and State Portfolio Coordinator, World Bank Projects, Mrs. Aderonke Adedayo and the Senior Special Assistant on BESDA, Mr. Sunday Adeyanju pledged their support to the full implementation of the programme.They pledged their commitment to reduce the rate of out-of-school children in the state, just as they declared that improving the standard of education is part of the priorities of the present administration. Media Team, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

  •   By Funmilayo Okunade The State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in Ekiti has commenced a six day training workshop for 600 mathematics and science teachers from across the state Chairman of Ekiti SUBEB Prof Femi Akinwumi while declaring open the workshop in Ikere Ekiti on Saturday said that the focus was to improve methodology for teaching of mathematics and science subjects in public schools SUBEB organised the workshop with the theme Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Akinwumi said that science and mathematics was fundamental courses that should be handled with tenacity of purpose According to him provision of solid foundation for pupils in the subjects is a major prerequisite to become medical doctors engineers and other renowned profession in allied occupations in future He said that tutors are vital stakeholders in the quest to ensure qualitative education and reiterated the resolve of the Gov Kayode Fayemi led administration to ensure proper training and retraining of teachers in the state Teachers who teach science subjects and mathematics need to be confident with what they are teaching and also to have appropriate techniques and strategies of motivating the pupils Also to have interest in the subjects because if these subjects are not taught well at the basic education level it will be difficult for pupils to catch up at a higher level in future Akinwumi said He said that SUBEB in partnership with UBEC had trained over 12 800 teachers head teachers school principals school support officers and other staff of public schools on modern teaching methods SUBEB also trained them in other ways of improving service delivery in schools from the last quarter of 2020 to date he said The chairman assured that the state government would continue to improve the basic education sector through development of teaching and learning environment continuous and robust monitoring of schools to ensure standard equitable distribution of teachers He further said that government should continue to establish new schools to guarantee access to education especially now with increased school enrolment occasioned by the introduction of free compulsory education policy by Fayemi s administration Earlier Mr Oluwadare Ajayi the Permanent Secretary Education said that strengthening mathematics and science education programme was introduced in Nigeria in 2012 by the Japanese Government Ajayi represented by the board s Director Quality Assurance Mr Dele Owolabi said that the programme was aimed at improving quality of teaching mathematics and science subjects in terms of attitude pedagogy and mastery of content He urged the participants to pay attention to resource persons so that the programme would achieve the required multiplier effect on the teaching and learning of the subjects in schools Also the board s Director Training Mr Temotope Olusola Shittu said that participants were expected to put the training into practice when they returned to their various schools Responding one of the beneficiaries of the training programme Mr Makinde Babatunde said the training impacted attitudinal changes in him Babatunde promised to utilise knowledge acquired to deliver his lessons Another participant Mrs Miracle Ojo said that initially teaching method centered on teachers but that the training exposed them to various methods that would allow children to interact freely with their teachers NAN NAN
    Education board trains 600 Ekiti teachers
      By Funmilayo Okunade The State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in Ekiti has commenced a six day training workshop for 600 mathematics and science teachers from across the state Chairman of Ekiti SUBEB Prof Femi Akinwumi while declaring open the workshop in Ikere Ekiti on Saturday said that the focus was to improve methodology for teaching of mathematics and science subjects in public schools SUBEB organised the workshop with the theme Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Akinwumi said that science and mathematics was fundamental courses that should be handled with tenacity of purpose According to him provision of solid foundation for pupils in the subjects is a major prerequisite to become medical doctors engineers and other renowned profession in allied occupations in future He said that tutors are vital stakeholders in the quest to ensure qualitative education and reiterated the resolve of the Gov Kayode Fayemi led administration to ensure proper training and retraining of teachers in the state Teachers who teach science subjects and mathematics need to be confident with what they are teaching and also to have appropriate techniques and strategies of motivating the pupils Also to have interest in the subjects because if these subjects are not taught well at the basic education level it will be difficult for pupils to catch up at a higher level in future Akinwumi said He said that SUBEB in partnership with UBEC had trained over 12 800 teachers head teachers school principals school support officers and other staff of public schools on modern teaching methods SUBEB also trained them in other ways of improving service delivery in schools from the last quarter of 2020 to date he said The chairman assured that the state government would continue to improve the basic education sector through development of teaching and learning environment continuous and robust monitoring of schools to ensure standard equitable distribution of teachers He further said that government should continue to establish new schools to guarantee access to education especially now with increased school enrolment occasioned by the introduction of free compulsory education policy by Fayemi s administration Earlier Mr Oluwadare Ajayi the Permanent Secretary Education said that strengthening mathematics and science education programme was introduced in Nigeria in 2012 by the Japanese Government Ajayi represented by the board s Director Quality Assurance Mr Dele Owolabi said that the programme was aimed at improving quality of teaching mathematics and science subjects in terms of attitude pedagogy and mastery of content He urged the participants to pay attention to resource persons so that the programme would achieve the required multiplier effect on the teaching and learning of the subjects in schools Also the board s Director Training Mr Temotope Olusola Shittu said that participants were expected to put the training into practice when they returned to their various schools Responding one of the beneficiaries of the training programme Mr Makinde Babatunde said the training impacted attitudinal changes in him Babatunde promised to utilise knowledge acquired to deliver his lessons Another participant Mrs Miracle Ojo said that initially teaching method centered on teachers but that the training exposed them to various methods that would allow children to interact freely with their teachers NAN NAN
    Education board trains 600 Ekiti teachers
    Education2 years ago

    Education board trains 600 Ekiti teachers

    By Funmilayo Okunade

    The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Ekiti has commenced a six-day training workshop for 600 mathematics and science teachers from across the state.

     

    Chairman of Ekiti SUBEB, Prof. Femi Akinwumi, while declaring open the workshop in Ikere-Ekiti on Saturday, said that the focus was to improve methodology for teaching of mathematics and science subjects in public schools.

     

    SUBEB organised the workshop with the theme; “Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education”  in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

     

    Akinwumi said that science and mathematics was fundamental courses that should be handled with tenacity of purpose.

     

    According to him, provision of solid foundation for pupils in the subjects is a major prerequisite to become medical doctors, engineers and other renowned profession in allied occupations in future.

     

    He said that tutors are vital stakeholders in the quest to ensure qualitative education and reiterated the resolve of the Gov. Kayode Fayemi-led administration to ensure proper training and retraining of teachers in the state.

     

    “Teachers who teach science subjects and mathematics need to be confident with what they are teaching and also to have appropriate techniques and strategies of motivating the pupils.

     

    “Also to have interest in the subjects because if these subjects are not taught well at the basic education level, it will be difficult for pupils to catch up at a higher level in future”, Akinwumi said.

     

    He said that SUBEB in partnership with UBEC had trained over 12,800 teachers, head teachers, school principals, school support officers and other staff of public schools on modern teaching methods.

     

    “SUBEB also trained them in other ways of improving service delivery in schools from the last quarter of 2020 to date,’’ he said.

     

    The chairman assured that the state government would continue to improve the basic education sector through development of teaching and learning environment, continuous and robust monitoring of schools to ensure standard, equitable distribution of teachers.

     

    He further said that government should continue to establish new schools to guarantee access to education, especially now with increased school enrolment occasioned by the introduction of free compulsory education policy by Fayemi’s administration.

     

    Earlier, Mr Oluwadare Ajayi, the Permanent Secretary Education, said that strengthening mathematics and science education programme was introduced in Nigeria in 2012 by the Japanese Government.

     

    Ajayi, represented by the board’s Director, Quality Assurance, Mr Dele Owolabi,   said that the programme was aimed at improving quality of teaching mathematics and science subjects in terms of attitude, pedagogy and mastery of content.

     

    He urged the participants to pay attention to resource persons so that the programme would achieve the required multiplier effect on the teaching and learning of the subjects in schools.

     

    Also,  the board’s Director Training, Mr Temotope Olusola-Shittu said that participants were expected to put the training into practice when they returned to their various schools.

     

    Responding, one of the beneficiaries of the training programme, Mr Makinde Babatunde, said the training impacted attitudinal changes in him.

     

    Babatunde promised to utilise knowledge acquired to deliver his lessons.

     

    Another participant, Mrs Miracle Ojo, said that initially, teaching method centered on teachers but that the training exposed them to various methods that would allow children to interact freely with their teachers.(NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   By Abbas Bamalli Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1 400 public high schools across the state Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall the government house in Kano as part of the state education day activities He said the grants will improve the state s Almajiri free education and integration policy Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment discipline among other things at the seat without physical appearance Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation Ganduje said He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC under the government Nigerian He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time Governor Ganduje said According to him other sources of financing the policy are resources from the Education Trust Fund five percent of government internally generated revenue IGR one percent of GLA funds and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST a publication for the Childre It s an innovation to educate our children especially in the northern part I want to assure you that since taking office in 2015 we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State I am happy to inform you that we are up to date because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it Ganduje said Earlier in his remarks State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2 662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills Kiru said the students received their certificates adding that each of them received the 50 000 naira per year teachers scholarship during their studies In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation analysis and management with modern technology Before we leave this location we will be launching the distribution of 543 360 000 books in English Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools 60 in each of the 14 zones And also the distribution of 10 000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state he explained According to him the state government has among other recorded successes achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center CBT at the Murtala Muhammad Library He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB accreditation for the CBT exam so ready for the 2021 exam The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system NOPE NAN
    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools
      By Abbas Bamalli Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1 400 public high schools across the state Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall the government house in Kano as part of the state education day activities He said the grants will improve the state s Almajiri free education and integration policy Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment discipline among other things at the seat without physical appearance Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation Ganduje said He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC under the government Nigerian He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time Governor Ganduje said According to him other sources of financing the policy are resources from the Education Trust Fund five percent of government internally generated revenue IGR one percent of GLA funds and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST a publication for the Childre It s an innovation to educate our children especially in the northern part I want to assure you that since taking office in 2015 we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State I am happy to inform you that we are up to date because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it Ganduje said Earlier in his remarks State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2 662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills Kiru said the students received their certificates adding that each of them received the 50 000 naira per year teachers scholarship during their studies In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation analysis and management with modern technology Before we leave this location we will be launching the distribution of 543 360 000 books in English Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools 60 in each of the 14 zones And also the distribution of 10 000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state he explained According to him the state government has among other recorded successes achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center CBT at the Murtala Muhammad Library He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB accreditation for the CBT exam so ready for the 2021 exam The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system NOPE NAN
    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools
    Education2 years ago

    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools

    By Abbas Bamalli

    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1,400 public high schools across the state.

    Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall, the government house, in Kano as part of the state education day activities.

    He said the grants will improve the state's Almajiri free education and integration policy.

    Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding.

    “We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance… We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation, analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment, discipline, among other things, at the seat without physical appearance. "

    “Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education, the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation,” Ganduje said.

    He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs, the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) under the government. Nigerian.

    He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state.

    “Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding.

    "The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time," Governor Ganduje said.

    According to him, other sources of financing the policy are; resources from the Education Trust Fund, five percent of government internally generated revenue, IGR, one percent of GLA funds, and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics.

    He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings.

    “We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust, the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST, a publication for the Childre.

    “It's an innovation to educate our children, especially in the northern part.

    “I want to assure you that, since taking office in 2015, we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State.

    "I am happy to inform you that we are up to date, because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it," Ganduje said.

    Earlier in his remarks, State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2,662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills.

    Kiru said the students received their certificates, adding that each of them received the 50,000 naira per year teachers' scholarship during their studies.

    “In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees. I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative, Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll.

    “We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation, analysis and management with modern technology.

    “Before we leave this location, we will be launching the distribution of 543,360,000 books in English, Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools, 60 in each of the 14 zones.

    "And also the distribution of 10,000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state," he explained.

    According to him, the state government has, among other recorded successes, achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center (CBT) at the Murtala Muhammad Library.

    He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) accreditation for the CBT exam, so ready for the 2021 exam.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •   By Abbas Bamalli Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1 400 public high schools across the state Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall the government house in Kano as part of the state education day activities He said the grants will improve the state s Almajiri free education and integration policy Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment registration discipline among other things at headquarters without physical appearance Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation Ganduje said He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC under the government Nigerian He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time Governor Ganduje said According to him other sources of financing the policy are resources from the Education Trust Fund five percent of government internally generated revenue IGR one percent of GLA funds and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST a publication for the Childre It s an innovation to educate our children especially in the northern part I want to assure you that since taking office in 2015 we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State I am happy to inform you that we are up to date because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it Ganduje said Earlier in his remarks State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2 662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills Kiru said the students received their certificates adding that each of them received the 50 000 naira per year teachers scholarship during their studies In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation analysis and management with modern technology Before we leave this location we will be launching the distribution of 543 360 000 books in English Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools 60 in each of the 14 zones And also the distribution of 10 000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state he explained According to him the state government has among other recorded successes achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center CBT at the Murtala Muhammad Library He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB accreditation for the CBT exam so ready for the 2021 exam The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system NAN
    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools
      By Abbas Bamalli Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1 400 public high schools across the state Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall the government house in Kano as part of the state education day activities He said the grants will improve the state s Almajiri free education and integration policy Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment registration discipline among other things at headquarters without physical appearance Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation Ganduje said He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC under the government Nigerian He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time Governor Ganduje said According to him other sources of financing the policy are resources from the Education Trust Fund five percent of government internally generated revenue IGR one percent of GLA funds and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST a publication for the Childre It s an innovation to educate our children especially in the northern part I want to assure you that since taking office in 2015 we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State I am happy to inform you that we are up to date because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it Ganduje said Earlier in his remarks State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2 662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills Kiru said the students received their certificates adding that each of them received the 50 000 naira per year teachers scholarship during their studies In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation analysis and management with modern technology Before we leave this location we will be launching the distribution of 543 360 000 books in English Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools 60 in each of the 14 zones And also the distribution of 10 000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state he explained According to him the state government has among other recorded successes achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center CBT at the Murtala Muhammad Library He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB accreditation for the CBT exam so ready for the 2021 exam The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system NAN
    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools
    General news2 years ago

    Ganduje begins disbursement of 148 million naira grants to schools

    By Abbas Bamalli

    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State began disbursing N148 million in grants to 1,400 public high schools across the state.

    Ganduje made this known by inaugurating the disbursement at Coronation Hall, the government house, in Kano as part of the state education day activities.

    He said the grants will improve the state's Almajiri free education and integration policy.

    Ganduje said the free and compulsory education policy introduced by the state can only be supported by consistent funding.

    “We provide vouchers to schools for daily maintenance… We provide electronic tablets to education officials of the 44 LGAs for data generation, analysis management and data transfer such as enrollment, registration, discipline, among other things, at headquarters without physical appearance. "

    “Apart from Quranic recitation and Western education, the Almajiri are considered to have various skills so that they can also fend for themselves after graduation,” Ganduje said.

    He said that to maintain funding for policy and other education programs, the state did not default in matching funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) under the government. Nigerian.

    He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring consistent and prompt payments to the state.

    “Kano State is current to 2021 in payment of matching funding.

    "The surplus that we paid in 2020 is even carried over to 2021 and we thank President Buhari for always ensuring that the funds are released to us on time," Governor Ganduje said.

    According to him, other sources of financing the policy are; resources from the Education Trust Fund, five percent of government internally generated revenue, IGR, one percent of GLA funds, and community participation were voluntary donations to the basket of the Politics.

    He said all teachers in the state have been upgraded to NCEs through various trainings.

    “We are pleased to have partnered with Media Trust, the publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers for the publication of TEEN TRUST, a publication for the Childre.

    “It's an innovation to educate our children, especially in the northern part.

    “I want to assure you that, since taking office in 2015, we have never failed to provide our matching funding for the development of education in Kano State.

    "I am happy to inform you that we are up to date, because even from 2021 we have already paid part of it," Ganduje said.

    Earlier in his remarks, State Education Commissioner Sanusi Kiru said 2,662 female secondary school teachers have successfully completed their accelerated NCE program to improve their knowledge and skills.

    Kiru said the students received their certificates, adding that each of them received the 50,000 naira per year teachers' scholarship during their studies.

    “In addition to paying hundreds of millions of naira in registration and certification fees. I am delighted to inform you that with this initiative, Kano State does not have a single unqualified teacher in its payroll.

    “We are also pioneering the distribution of mobile tablets to 44 local government education officials to simplify data generation, analysis and management with modern technology.

    “Before we leave this location, we will be launching the distribution of 543,360,000 books in English, Mathematics and Basic Texts to 840 schools, 60 in each of the 14 zones.

    "And also the distribution of 10,000 copies of the Teen Trust Weekly Papers to all high schools in the state," he explained.

    According to him, the state government has, among other recorded successes, achieved the establishment of a 300 capacity Computer Basic Test Center (CBT) at the Murtala Muhammad Library.

    He also said the state government has already obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) accreditation for the CBT exam, so ready for the 2021 exam.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that since 2019 Kano State has introduced free and compulsory primary to upper secondary education as well as the integration of the Almajiri system into the modern education system.

    (NAN)

  •   The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Model Schools Initiative will begin during the September 2021 academic session Dr Hamid Bobboyi Executive Secretary of UBEC made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the end of an interactive session in Abuja The initiative would be a game changer It will turn things around in terms of e learning which in turn would enable learners to be at par with the 21st century digital world The initiative is one of the milestones the commission has been able to reach particularly in terms of improving infrastructures he said He noted that 13 states which comprised of the six geo political zones were at various stages of completion of the schools The commission is looking into bringing on board other stakeholders like those at the senatorial zonal levels to push for more of the model schools Eventually such move will spread to the level where all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country will have the planned model schools he said He further said that the proposed schools which would be equipped with modern digital technological tools would afford pupils the opportunity to use digital gadgets with a central server that would provided Bobboyi added that upon completion of the schools they would be in joint partnership with the state governments The schools will be run in partnership with the commission for some time before handing them completely to the states he said While addressing the issue of the intervention programmes the executive secretary reiterated that the commission in the coming months planned to roll out a programme on building effective schools He said to actualise the plans educational technology that would ensure building of a world class digital technology digital platforms and digital skills for the teachers were required He added that involvement of communities and other stakeholders from the private sector was crucial for the long term success of the programmes and projects According to Bobboyi the involvement of the community cannot be over emphasised because there is a worrisome trend of out of school children He noted that in the South East there was an alarming rate of out of school male children while in the North the girls were the majority of out of school children He said the male children from this part of the country were often sent to learn trade rather than going to school at least to the basic level He said basic education was needed for traders and artisans in order to enhance their abilities in their skills He equally said that education was the collective responsibility of everyone The executive secretary urged stakeholders including the media to get involved where the handover note we will present will be better than the one we were given he concluded In a separate interview Dr Bala Zakari Deputy Executive Secretary Technical said education was hard to provide but necessary He said the issue of out of school children quality of teachers and community involvement were cardinal issues According to Zakari community involvement can be through the support of the commission by their interaction with the government and the National Assembly especially on issues like budget This is where community will cone out to talk to the members of the National Assembly that if budget in education is not increased it should not be cut either Also speaking Dr Isiake Kolawole Deputy executive secretary Services said the cooperation of state governments and utilisation of the UBEC s mandate in terms of implementation was key Some states do not implement at all some states as we speak have not accessed their 2017 and 2018 funds and some that have the funds is being diverted he said Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Model schools to begin September 2021—UBEC
      The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Model Schools Initiative will begin during the September 2021 academic session Dr Hamid Bobboyi Executive Secretary of UBEC made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the end of an interactive session in Abuja The initiative would be a game changer It will turn things around in terms of e learning which in turn would enable learners to be at par with the 21st century digital world The initiative is one of the milestones the commission has been able to reach particularly in terms of improving infrastructures he said He noted that 13 states which comprised of the six geo political zones were at various stages of completion of the schools The commission is looking into bringing on board other stakeholders like those at the senatorial zonal levels to push for more of the model schools Eventually such move will spread to the level where all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country will have the planned model schools he said He further said that the proposed schools which would be equipped with modern digital technological tools would afford pupils the opportunity to use digital gadgets with a central server that would provided Bobboyi added that upon completion of the schools they would be in joint partnership with the state governments The schools will be run in partnership with the commission for some time before handing them completely to the states he said While addressing the issue of the intervention programmes the executive secretary reiterated that the commission in the coming months planned to roll out a programme on building effective schools He said to actualise the plans educational technology that would ensure building of a world class digital technology digital platforms and digital skills for the teachers were required He added that involvement of communities and other stakeholders from the private sector was crucial for the long term success of the programmes and projects According to Bobboyi the involvement of the community cannot be over emphasised because there is a worrisome trend of out of school children He noted that in the South East there was an alarming rate of out of school male children while in the North the girls were the majority of out of school children He said the male children from this part of the country were often sent to learn trade rather than going to school at least to the basic level He said basic education was needed for traders and artisans in order to enhance their abilities in their skills He equally said that education was the collective responsibility of everyone The executive secretary urged stakeholders including the media to get involved where the handover note we will present will be better than the one we were given he concluded In a separate interview Dr Bala Zakari Deputy Executive Secretary Technical said education was hard to provide but necessary He said the issue of out of school children quality of teachers and community involvement were cardinal issues According to Zakari community involvement can be through the support of the commission by their interaction with the government and the National Assembly especially on issues like budget This is where community will cone out to talk to the members of the National Assembly that if budget in education is not increased it should not be cut either Also speaking Dr Isiake Kolawole Deputy executive secretary Services said the cooperation of state governments and utilisation of the UBEC s mandate in terms of implementation was key Some states do not implement at all some states as we speak have not accessed their 2017 and 2018 funds and some that have the funds is being diverted he said Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Model schools to begin September 2021—UBEC
    Education2 years ago

    Model schools to begin September 2021—UBEC

    The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Model Schools Initiative will  begin during  the September 2021 academic session.

    Dr Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary of  UBEC, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the end of an interactive session in Abuja.

    ”The initiative would be a game changer.It will turn things around in terms of e-learning which in turn would enable learners to be at par with the 21st century digital world.

    ”The initiative is one of the milestones the commission has been able to reach particularly in terms of improving infrastructures,” he said.

    He noted that 13 states, which comprised of the six geo-political zones, were at various stages of completion of the schools.

    “The commission is looking into bringing on board other stakeholders like those at the senatorial zonal levels to push for more of the model schools.

    “Eventually such move will spread to the level where all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country will have the planned model schools”, he said.

    He further said that the proposed schools which would be equipped with modern digital technological tools, would afford pupils the opportunity to use digital gadgets with a central server that would provided.

    Bobboyi added that upon completion of the schools, they would be in joint partnership with the state governments.

    “The schools will be run in partnership with the commission for some time before handing them completely to the states,” he said.

    While addressing the issue of the intervention programmes, the executive secretary reiterated that the commission in the coming months planned to roll out a programme on building effective schools.

    He said to actualise the plans, educational technology that would ensure building of a world class digital technology, digital platforms and digital skills for the teachers were required.

    He added that involvement of communities and other stakeholders from the private sector was crucial for the long term success of the programmes and projects.

    According to Bobboyi, the involvement of the community cannot be over emphasised because there is a worrisome trend of out of school children.

    He noted that in the South East, there was an alarming rate of out of school male children, while in the North the girls were the majority of out of school children.

    He said the male children from this part of the country were often sent to learn trade rather than going to school, at least to the basic level.

    He said basic education was needed for traders and artisans in order to enhance their abilities in their skills.

    He equally said that education was the collective responsibility of everyone.

    The executive secretary urged stakeholders including the media to get involved where “the handover note we will present will be better than the one we were given”, he concluded.

    In a separate interview, Dr Bala Zakari, Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical), said education was hard to provide, but necessary.

    He said the issue of out of school children, quality of teachers and community involvement were cardinal issues.

    According to Zakari, community involvement can be through the support of the commission by their interaction with the government and the National Assembly especially on issues like budget.

    “This is where community will cone out to talk to the members of the National Assembly, that if budget in education is not increased, it should not be cut either”.

    Also speaking, Dr Isiake Kolawole, Deputy executive secretary(Services), said the cooperation of state governments and utilisation of the UBEC’s mandate in terms of implementation was key.

    “Some states do not implement at all, some states as we speak have not accessed their 2017 and 2018 funds and some that have, the funds is being diverted”, he said.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
    Source: NAN

  •   The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All CSACEFA has urged the Kwara government to ensure the judicious and expeditious use of the grant it recently accessed from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC CSACEFA a non governmental organisation on Thursday in Ilorin said the grant would bring the much needed succour to the state s education sector In a statement issued by its Coordinator Abdulrahman Ayuba a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria CSACEFA described the access to the grant as heartwarming considering the parlous state of virtually all the basic schools in the state We therefore praise and commend the current administration for the rare courage displayed in ensuring that the grant is finally accessed We equally sincerely believe that the current government will not fall into the unfortunate but clearly avoidable recklessness and pitfall of the immediate past the NGO said It said CSACEFA Kwara was a willing partner which was ready to support access to quality education It said that it was looking forward to proactive engagement by the state government in the delivery of quality and inclusive education NAN reports that the Kwara government recently issued a statement announcing its access of more than N7 billion UBEC fund after seven years of blacklist CSACEFA blamed the pitiful state of basic education infrastructure in Kwara on the failure of past governments in the state to access UBEC funds and the near zero investment in the sector in the past few years The government promised to spend the money in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the more than 1 400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state
    CSACEFA tasks Kwara govt on judicious use of UBEC grant
      The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All CSACEFA has urged the Kwara government to ensure the judicious and expeditious use of the grant it recently accessed from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC CSACEFA a non governmental organisation on Thursday in Ilorin said the grant would bring the much needed succour to the state s education sector In a statement issued by its Coordinator Abdulrahman Ayuba a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria CSACEFA described the access to the grant as heartwarming considering the parlous state of virtually all the basic schools in the state We therefore praise and commend the current administration for the rare courage displayed in ensuring that the grant is finally accessed We equally sincerely believe that the current government will not fall into the unfortunate but clearly avoidable recklessness and pitfall of the immediate past the NGO said It said CSACEFA Kwara was a willing partner which was ready to support access to quality education It said that it was looking forward to proactive engagement by the state government in the delivery of quality and inclusive education NAN reports that the Kwara government recently issued a statement announcing its access of more than N7 billion UBEC fund after seven years of blacklist CSACEFA blamed the pitiful state of basic education infrastructure in Kwara on the failure of past governments in the state to access UBEC funds and the near zero investment in the sector in the past few years The government promised to spend the money in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the more than 1 400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state
    CSACEFA tasks Kwara govt on judicious use of UBEC grant
    Education2 years ago

    CSACEFA tasks Kwara govt on judicious use of UBEC grant

    The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) has urged the Kwara government to ensure the judicious and expeditious use of the grant it recently accessed from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

    CSACEFA, a non-governmental organisation, on Thursday in Ilorin said the grant would bring the much needed succour to the state’s education sector.

    In a statement issued by its Coordinator,  Abdulrahman Ayuba, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria CSACEFA described the access to the grant as “heartwarming considering the parlous state of virtually all the basic schools in the state’’.

    “We, therefore, praise and commend the current administration for the rare courage displayed in ensuring that the grant is finally accessed.

    “We equally sincerely believe that the current government will not fall into the unfortunate but clearly avoidable recklessness and pitfall of the immediate past,’’ the NGO said.

    It said CSACEFA Kwara was a willing partner which was ready to support access to quality education.

    It said that it was looking forward to proactive engagement by the state government in the delivery of quality and inclusive education.

    NAN reports that the Kwara government recently issued a statement announcing its access of more than N7 billion UBEC fund after seven years of blacklist.

    CSACEFA blamed the “pitiful state’’ of basic education infrastructure in Kwara on the failure of past governments in the state to access UBEC funds and the near-zero investment in the sector in the past few years.

    The government promised to spend the money in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the more than 1,400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state.

  •   Kwara State Government has received N7 151 142 190 grant from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for the first time since 2013 when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme This was disclosed in a statement from the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Mrs Fatimah Ahmed on Thursday in Ilorin According to Ahmed N7 1bn is an accumulation of UBEC grants that were not accessed between 2014 and 2019 The money was not accessed because the former administration failed to pay its own counterpart funds The development represents a historic feat for Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state This began with the payment of N450m diverted funds which had brought Kwara State under the hammer of the UBEC the commissioner said in the statement She added that the UBEC grants were meant for rehabilitation of dilapidated basic schools construction of new ones equipping the schools with ICT tools teacher training and project evaluation among other purposes contained in the UBEC work plan This money would be spent in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the over 1400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state The projects would be monitored by UBEC to ensure compliance with the work plan submitted by the government Mrs Ahmed said The commissioner however noted that the development had taken Kwara State out of the bottom position in the ranking of states with highest figures of outstanding UBEC grants The government meanwhile is organising a three day workshop for local contractors and anyone who is interested in working with the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board KW SUBEB The workshop begins on Tuesday Nov 9 2020 In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007 the KWSUBEB will be inviting interested registered competent capable and reputable contractors to submit their pre qualification document to tender Ahmed said Edited By Abiemwense Moru Nyisom Fiyigon Dore Source NAN
    UBEC Grant: Kwara gets 7.1bn after 7 years of blacklist
      Kwara State Government has received N7 151 142 190 grant from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for the first time since 2013 when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme This was disclosed in a statement from the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Mrs Fatimah Ahmed on Thursday in Ilorin According to Ahmed N7 1bn is an accumulation of UBEC grants that were not accessed between 2014 and 2019 The money was not accessed because the former administration failed to pay its own counterpart funds The development represents a historic feat for Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state This began with the payment of N450m diverted funds which had brought Kwara State under the hammer of the UBEC the commissioner said in the statement She added that the UBEC grants were meant for rehabilitation of dilapidated basic schools construction of new ones equipping the schools with ICT tools teacher training and project evaluation among other purposes contained in the UBEC work plan This money would be spent in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the over 1400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state The projects would be monitored by UBEC to ensure compliance with the work plan submitted by the government Mrs Ahmed said The commissioner however noted that the development had taken Kwara State out of the bottom position in the ranking of states with highest figures of outstanding UBEC grants The government meanwhile is organising a three day workshop for local contractors and anyone who is interested in working with the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board KW SUBEB The workshop begins on Tuesday Nov 9 2020 In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007 the KWSUBEB will be inviting interested registered competent capable and reputable contractors to submit their pre qualification document to tender Ahmed said Edited By Abiemwense Moru Nyisom Fiyigon Dore Source NAN
    UBEC Grant: Kwara gets 7.1bn after 7 years of blacklist
    Education2 years ago

    UBEC Grant: Kwara gets 7.1bn after 7 years of blacklist

    Kwara State Government has received N7,151,142,190 grant from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), for the first time since 2013, when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme.

    This was disclosed in a statement from the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Fatimah Ahmed, on Thursday in Ilorin.

    According to Ahmed, N7.1bn is an accumulation of UBEC grants that were not accessed between 2014 and 2019.

    “The money was not accessed because the former administration failed to pay its own counterpart funds.

    “The development represents a historic feat for Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state.

    “This began with the payment of N450m diverted funds, which had brought Kwara State under the hammer of the UBEC,” the commissioner said in the statement.

    She added that the UBEC grants were meant for rehabilitation of dilapidated basic schools, construction of new ones, equipping the schools with ICT tools, teacher training and project evaluation, among other purposes contained in the UBEC work plan.

    “This money would be spent in phases over the next two years to fix up to 600 elementary schools out of the over 1400 decrepit basic education facilities across the state.

    “The projects would be monitored by UBEC to ensure compliance with the work plan submitted by the government,” Mrs Ahmed said.

    The commissioner, however, noted that the development had taken Kwara State out of the bottom position in the ranking of states with highest figures of outstanding UBEC grants.

    “The government, meanwhile, is organising a three-day workshop for local contractors and anyone who is interested in working with the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KW-SUBEB).

    “The workshop begins on Tuesday Nov. 9, 2020.

    “In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, the KWSUBEB will be inviting interested registered, competent, capable and reputable contractors, to submit their pre-qualification document to tender,” Ahmed said.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    Source: NAN

  •  Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for developmentGeospatialAbuja Nov 3 2020 The Geospatial Society of Nigeria GEOSON has urged the Federal Government to adopt geospatial information technology in all sectors of the economy for an enhanced national development GEOSON President Dr Matthew Adepoju said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday Adepoju said that geospatial technology was a field of study that involve Geographic Information System GIS and remote sensing that could be used to acquire manipulate and store geographic information He said that geographic information has been used in many climes thereby enabling governments and organisations to take appropriate decisions For COVID 19 it has been used to know the location of the pandemic s hotspots and we have some countries that shut down certain cities because the movement of COVID 19 was tracked to such cities The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control can release the number of affected persons with COVID 19 alongside their location so that people within that area can take precautions and the fight will be swiftly handled he said He said that the geospatial information technology was also used in polio eradication programmes culminating into the declaration of Nigeria as polio free nation in 2019 According to him Geospatial Tracking System GTS can be replicated to curb the spread of COVID 19 because it monitors what happens and where it is happening Adepoju said that the society under the supervision of the National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA was collaborating with Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC to monitor developments in schools We have active collaboration with UBEC and we coordinated a nationwide audit where we got the geospatial information about all the schools under the supervision of UBEC primary and junior secondary schools The GTS is being used to monitor development of infrastructure the population of students and compare what it was in the past We have about 10 million out of school children in Nigeria and GTS can help us make projections on how to reduce the number in coming years The GTS can be used in agriculture environmental issues and in so many aspects of our lives he said The pesident also said that the technology could be used by state governments for Internally Generated Revenue IGR as the case with Lagos State Sen Bola Tinubu former governor of Lagos State deployed GIS into Property Identification Exercise PIE that captured property in the state for proper taxation he said He said that a few state in the country was beginning to key into the technology adding that income generated through the technology could be used for waste management road rehabilitation and job creation Adepoju also said that adopting the technology could provide another means of economic diversification that governments at all levels should take seriously The GTS is essential for planning and important for government policy implementation otherwise a few persons will leverage on benefits of millions of citizens he said He said that the society plans to commence nationwide campaign on the importance of geospatial technology in the nearest future Edited By Abigael Joshua Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for development
     Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for developmentGeospatialAbuja Nov 3 2020 The Geospatial Society of Nigeria GEOSON has urged the Federal Government to adopt geospatial information technology in all sectors of the economy for an enhanced national development GEOSON President Dr Matthew Adepoju said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday Adepoju said that geospatial technology was a field of study that involve Geographic Information System GIS and remote sensing that could be used to acquire manipulate and store geographic information He said that geographic information has been used in many climes thereby enabling governments and organisations to take appropriate decisions For COVID 19 it has been used to know the location of the pandemic s hotspots and we have some countries that shut down certain cities because the movement of COVID 19 was tracked to such cities The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control can release the number of affected persons with COVID 19 alongside their location so that people within that area can take precautions and the fight will be swiftly handled he said He said that the geospatial information technology was also used in polio eradication programmes culminating into the declaration of Nigeria as polio free nation in 2019 According to him Geospatial Tracking System GTS can be replicated to curb the spread of COVID 19 because it monitors what happens and where it is happening Adepoju said that the society under the supervision of the National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA was collaborating with Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC to monitor developments in schools We have active collaboration with UBEC and we coordinated a nationwide audit where we got the geospatial information about all the schools under the supervision of UBEC primary and junior secondary schools The GTS is being used to monitor development of infrastructure the population of students and compare what it was in the past We have about 10 million out of school children in Nigeria and GTS can help us make projections on how to reduce the number in coming years The GTS can be used in agriculture environmental issues and in so many aspects of our lives he said The pesident also said that the technology could be used by state governments for Internally Generated Revenue IGR as the case with Lagos State Sen Bola Tinubu former governor of Lagos State deployed GIS into Property Identification Exercise PIE that captured property in the state for proper taxation he said He said that a few state in the country was beginning to key into the technology adding that income generated through the technology could be used for waste management road rehabilitation and job creation Adepoju also said that adopting the technology could provide another means of economic diversification that governments at all levels should take seriously The GTS is essential for planning and important for government policy implementation otherwise a few persons will leverage on benefits of millions of citizens he said He said that the society plans to commence nationwide campaign on the importance of geospatial technology in the nearest future Edited By Abigael Joshua Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for development
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for development

    Society urges FG to deploy geospatial technology for development

    Geospatial

    Abuja, Nov. 3, 2020 The Geospatial Society of Nigeria (GEOSON) has urged the Federal Government to adopt geospatial information technology in all sectors of the economy for an enhanced national development.

    GEOSON President, Dr Matthew Adepoju, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Adepoju said that geospatial technology was a field of study that involve Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing that could be used to acquire, manipulate and store geographic information.

    He said that geographic information has been used in many climes, thereby enabling governments and organisations to take appropriate decisions.

    “For COVID-19, it has been used to know the location of the pandemic’s hotspots and we have some countries that shut down certain cities because the movement of COVID-19 was tracked to such cities.

    “The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control can release the number of affected persons with COVID-19 alongside their location so that people within that area can take precautions and the fight will be swiftly handled,’’ he said.

    He said that the geospatial information technology was also used in polio eradication programmes, culminating into the declaration of Nigeria as polio free nation in 2019.

    According to him, Geospatial Tracking System (GTS) can be replicated to curb the spread of COVID-19 because it monitors what happens and where it is happening.

    Adepoju said that the society, under the supervision of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) was collaborating with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to monitor developments in schools.

    “We have active collaboration with UBEC and we coordinated a nationwide audit where we got the geospatial information about all the schools under the supervision of UBEC, primary and junior secondary schools.

    “The GTS is being used to monitor development of infrastructure, the population of students and compare what it was in the past.

    “We have about 10 million out of school children in Nigeria, and GTS can help us make projections on how to reduce the number in coming years.

    “The GTS can be used in agriculture, environmental issues and in so many aspects of our lives,’’ he said.

    The pesident also said that the technology could be used by state governments for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as the case with Lagos State.

    ” Sen. Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State deployed GIS into Property Identification Exercise (PIE) that captured property in the state for proper taxation,” he said.

    He said that a few state in the country was beginning to key into the technology, adding that income generated through the technology could be used for waste management, road rehabilitation, and job creation.

    Adepoju also said that adopting the technology could provide another means of economic diversification that governments at all levels should take seriously.

    “The GTS is essential for planning and important for government policy implementation, otherwise a few persons will leverage on benefits of millions of citizens,’’ he said.

    He said that the society plans to commence nationwide campaign on the importance of geospatial technology in the nearest future.


    Edited By: Abigael Joshua/Ali Baba-Inuwa
    Source: NAN

  •  MeetingAbuja Nov 3 2020 The 36 state governors will on Wednesday meet to review the internal security situation in Nigeria and the status of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS whose activities led to the recent nationwide protests The Head Media and Public Affairs Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Mr Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday said that the forum s 21st teleconference would start by 2pm Bello Barkindo said that the governors would also discuss issues arising from the Coalition Against COVID 19 CACOVID palliatives launch cum distribution He said that the forum would also discuss the subsequent indiscriminate looting of various warehouses throughout the country which resulted from the protests As usual the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi will remark on the most contemporary issues affecting the country since the last teleconference In this regard the Ekiti State governor will be addressing his colleagues on several issues including a feedback from the Villa on the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC counterpart funding as schools are beginning to reopen nationwide He added that Fayemi would also address the governors on the 50th anniversary of AREWA which took place in Kaduna over the weekend Also on the agenda according to Bello Barkindo is the HORASIS meeting with president an international think tank group and investment promoter which is a partnership between the NGF and HORASIS a management consultants consortium The meeting is also expected to set up a strong Foreign Direct Investment initiative for the country a webinar on privatisation to be jointly driven by the Nigerian Stock Exchange NGF and the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission among others He noted that there would also be a presentation on the Digital Curriculum Initiative for Basic and secondary Education ingeniously tagged the e Gamma solutions ltd during the governors teleconference Bello Barkindo added that there would also be updates on the States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability programme as well as from the Gov Ifeanyi Okowa Committee which liaises between the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID19 and the NGF Edited By Nick Nicholas Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Governors meet Wednesday over security, defunct SARS, looting
     MeetingAbuja Nov 3 2020 The 36 state governors will on Wednesday meet to review the internal security situation in Nigeria and the status of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS whose activities led to the recent nationwide protests The Head Media and Public Affairs Nigeria Governors Forum NGF Mr Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday said that the forum s 21st teleconference would start by 2pm Bello Barkindo said that the governors would also discuss issues arising from the Coalition Against COVID 19 CACOVID palliatives launch cum distribution He said that the forum would also discuss the subsequent indiscriminate looting of various warehouses throughout the country which resulted from the protests As usual the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi will remark on the most contemporary issues affecting the country since the last teleconference In this regard the Ekiti State governor will be addressing his colleagues on several issues including a feedback from the Villa on the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC counterpart funding as schools are beginning to reopen nationwide He added that Fayemi would also address the governors on the 50th anniversary of AREWA which took place in Kaduna over the weekend Also on the agenda according to Bello Barkindo is the HORASIS meeting with president an international think tank group and investment promoter which is a partnership between the NGF and HORASIS a management consultants consortium The meeting is also expected to set up a strong Foreign Direct Investment initiative for the country a webinar on privatisation to be jointly driven by the Nigerian Stock Exchange NGF and the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission among others He noted that there would also be a presentation on the Digital Curriculum Initiative for Basic and secondary Education ingeniously tagged the e Gamma solutions ltd during the governors teleconference Bello Barkindo added that there would also be updates on the States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability programme as well as from the Gov Ifeanyi Okowa Committee which liaises between the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID19 and the NGF Edited By Nick Nicholas Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Governors meet Wednesday over security, defunct SARS, looting
    Politics2 years ago

    Governors meet Wednesday over security, defunct SARS, looting

    Meeting

    Abuja, Nov. 3, 2020 The 36 state governors will on Wednesday meet to review the internal security situation in Nigeria and the status of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), whose activities  led to the recent nationwide protests.

    The Head, Media and Public Affairs, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in a statement issued in Abuja  on Tuesday, said that the forum’s 21st teleconference would start by 2pm.

    Bello-Barkindo said that the governors would also discuss issues arising from the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) palliatives launch cum distribution.

    He said that the forum would also discuss the subsequent indiscriminate looting of various warehouses throughout the country, which resulted from the protests.

    “As usual, the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will remark on the most contemporary issues affecting the country since the last teleconference.

    “In this regard, the Ekiti State governor will be addressing his colleagues on several issues including a feedback from the Villa on the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) counterpart funding as schools are beginning to reopen nationwide.”

    He added that Fayemi would also address the governors on the 50th anniversary of AREWA which took place in Kaduna over the weekend.

    Also on the agenda, according to Bello-Barkindo is the HORASIS meeting with president, an international think-tank group and investment promoter, which is a partnership between the NGF and HORASIS, a management consultants’ consortium.

    The meeting is also expected to set up a strong Foreign Direct Investment initiative for the country, a webinar on privatisation to be jointly driven by the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NGF and the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission among others.

    He noted that there would also be a presentation on the Digital Curriculum Initiative for Basic and secondary Education ingeniously tagged the e-Gamma solutions ltd, during the governors teleconference.

    Bello-Barkindo added that there would also be updates on the States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability programme as well as from the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa Committee which liaises between the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID19 and the NGF.


    Edited By: Nick Nicholas/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •  Poverty Femi OgunsholaAbuja Nov 3 2020 The House of Representatives on Tuesday began the process of eradicating child destitution and child rights violations in the country with a public hearing to harvest stakeholders contributions for the process The event which held in Abuja was carried out by the House Committee on Poverty Alleviation The hearing was on the motion Need to Eradicate Child Destitution and Remove Beggars from Nigerian Streets through Provision of Standardised Education System and Improved Livelihood Declaring the event open the Speaker of the house Rep Femi Gbajabiamila recalled that in 2003 the Child Rights Act was assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo The speaker however said that unfortunately 17 years later some 11 states had yet to enact the law to protect children in the states According to him the Child Rights Act is the basis upon which the Nigerian child ought to be protected and its implementation meant a lot to the future of the Nigerian state Gbajabiamila said that in addition to the Child Rights Act the Universal Basic Education Act was also to make provision for compulsory free universal basic education for all childrenof primary and junior secondary school age in the country The lawmaker said that the Act further sought to provide punishment for parents who failed to comply with its provisions It is for the reason of ensuring improved welfare and acting in the best interest of the Nigerian child that this motion was considered by the House in plenary And thereafter the motion was referred to the Standing Committee on Poverty Alleviation for today s public hearing This hearing therefore seeks to obtain and aggregate submissions from various stakeholders to assist the Legislature foster ways of protecting the rights of the child to education basic needs and overall access to all they need to have a good life The notion canvassed by the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC that about 13 2 million Nigerian children are out of school is no doubt worrisome It presents a clear picture of the 21st and 22nd Century Nigeria where a large part of the population or labour force may not be employable he said Gbajabiamila added that he was positive that the discussions that would ensue would be rich and contribute immensely in assisting the Legislature to intervene adequately He enjoined all the participants to consider the issue of child destitution as one that required urgent steps According to the speaker it is like a keg of gun powder waiting to explode it requires urgent steps to tackle the obvious menace At the end of the day it is expected that we shall all come to consensus as to where we need to take further actions that will see us embracing those decisions that are in thebest interests of the child the speaker said The Chairman of the committee Rep Abdulahi Salem APC Sokoto said that the public hearing was organised to further consider the plight of the street child He said that the hearing was organised in fulfilment of the legislative procedure that was required to assist in taking far reaching and adequate resolutions on the issue of child destitution and street begging According to Salem there is no gainsaying the fact that the twin issues of child destitution and street begging are those that have come to stare us right in the face today This means that the quicker we find solutions to these problems the better for our society The fact that in addition to the legislative interventions taken to address these issues this motion is coming at a time when it has become imperative to enforce all statutory provisions concerning the protection of the Nigerian child including poverty reduction strategies l thank the mover of the motion and pledge on behalf of my colleagues to restate our commitment toward poverty alleviation in the country he said Mr Salam Abdulrazak Director Community Development Sources and Special Projects National Youth Service Corps NYSC recommended Agro training for the destitute He said that such training would go a long way to change the narrative and keep the destitute informed while also providing education for them He said that the Federal and state governments could collaborate to provide land for the destitute to be engaged productively Abdulrazak noted that the NYSC was in a good position to implement such a programme as it was present in all local government areas with corps members to do the job Representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP UBEC and Alleviation Advocacy and Justice Institute participated Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Reps move to protect child rights, eradicate street begging
     Poverty Femi OgunsholaAbuja Nov 3 2020 The House of Representatives on Tuesday began the process of eradicating child destitution and child rights violations in the country with a public hearing to harvest stakeholders contributions for the process The event which held in Abuja was carried out by the House Committee on Poverty Alleviation The hearing was on the motion Need to Eradicate Child Destitution and Remove Beggars from Nigerian Streets through Provision of Standardised Education System and Improved Livelihood Declaring the event open the Speaker of the house Rep Femi Gbajabiamila recalled that in 2003 the Child Rights Act was assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo The speaker however said that unfortunately 17 years later some 11 states had yet to enact the law to protect children in the states According to him the Child Rights Act is the basis upon which the Nigerian child ought to be protected and its implementation meant a lot to the future of the Nigerian state Gbajabiamila said that in addition to the Child Rights Act the Universal Basic Education Act was also to make provision for compulsory free universal basic education for all childrenof primary and junior secondary school age in the country The lawmaker said that the Act further sought to provide punishment for parents who failed to comply with its provisions It is for the reason of ensuring improved welfare and acting in the best interest of the Nigerian child that this motion was considered by the House in plenary And thereafter the motion was referred to the Standing Committee on Poverty Alleviation for today s public hearing This hearing therefore seeks to obtain and aggregate submissions from various stakeholders to assist the Legislature foster ways of protecting the rights of the child to education basic needs and overall access to all they need to have a good life The notion canvassed by the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC that about 13 2 million Nigerian children are out of school is no doubt worrisome It presents a clear picture of the 21st and 22nd Century Nigeria where a large part of the population or labour force may not be employable he said Gbajabiamila added that he was positive that the discussions that would ensue would be rich and contribute immensely in assisting the Legislature to intervene adequately He enjoined all the participants to consider the issue of child destitution as one that required urgent steps According to the speaker it is like a keg of gun powder waiting to explode it requires urgent steps to tackle the obvious menace At the end of the day it is expected that we shall all come to consensus as to where we need to take further actions that will see us embracing those decisions that are in thebest interests of the child the speaker said The Chairman of the committee Rep Abdulahi Salem APC Sokoto said that the public hearing was organised to further consider the plight of the street child He said that the hearing was organised in fulfilment of the legislative procedure that was required to assist in taking far reaching and adequate resolutions on the issue of child destitution and street begging According to Salem there is no gainsaying the fact that the twin issues of child destitution and street begging are those that have come to stare us right in the face today This means that the quicker we find solutions to these problems the better for our society The fact that in addition to the legislative interventions taken to address these issues this motion is coming at a time when it has become imperative to enforce all statutory provisions concerning the protection of the Nigerian child including poverty reduction strategies l thank the mover of the motion and pledge on behalf of my colleagues to restate our commitment toward poverty alleviation in the country he said Mr Salam Abdulrazak Director Community Development Sources and Special Projects National Youth Service Corps NYSC recommended Agro training for the destitute He said that such training would go a long way to change the narrative and keep the destitute informed while also providing education for them He said that the Federal and state governments could collaborate to provide land for the destitute to be engaged productively Abdulrazak noted that the NYSC was in a good position to implement such a programme as it was present in all local government areas with corps members to do the job Representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP UBEC and Alleviation Advocacy and Justice Institute participated Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Reps move to protect child rights, eradicate street begging
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    Reps move to protect child rights, eradicate street begging

    Poverty/Femi OgunsholaAbuja, Nov. 3, 2020 The House of Representatives on Tuesday began the process of eradicating child destitution and child rights violations in the country with a public hearing to harvest stakeholders’ contributions for the process.

    The event, which held in Abuja, was carried out by the House Committee on Poverty Alleviation.

    The hearing was on the motion, “Need to Eradicate Child Destitution and Remove Beggars from Nigerian Streets through Provision of Standardised Education System and Improved Livelihood”.

    Declaring the event open, the Speaker of the house, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, recalled that in 2003, the Child Rights Act was assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    The speaker, however, said that unfortunately, 17 years later some 11 states had yet to enact the law to protect children in the states.

    According to him, the Child Rights Act is the basis upon which the Nigerian child ought to be protected and its implementation meant a lot to the future of the Nigerian state.

    Gbajabiamila said that in addition to the Child Rights Act, the Universal Basic Education Act was also to make provision for compulsory, free universal basic education for all childrenof primary and junior secondary school age in the country.

    The lawmaker said that the Act further sought to provide punishment for parents who failed to comply with its provisions.

    “It is for the reason of ensuring improved welfare and acting in the best interest of the Nigerian child that this motion was considered by the House in plenary.

    “And, thereafter, the motion was referred to the Standing Committee on Poverty Alleviation for today’s public hearing.

    “This hearing, therefore, seeks to obtain and aggregate submissions from various stakeholders to assist the Legislature foster ways of protecting the rights of the child to education, basic needs and overall access to all they need to have a good life.

    “The notion, canvassed by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) that about 13.2 million Nigerian children are out of school, is no doubt worrisome.

    “It presents a clear picture of the 21st and  22nd Century Nigeria where a large part of the population or labour force may not be employable,” he said.

    Gbajabiamila added that he was positive that the discussions that would ensue would be rich and contribute immensely in assisting the Legislature to intervene adequately.

    He enjoined all the participants to consider the issue of child destitution as one that required urgent steps.

    According to the speaker, it is like a keg of gun powder waiting to explode; it requires urgent steps to tackle the obvious menace.

    “At the end of the day, it is expected that we shall all come to consensus as to where we need to take further actions that will see us embracing those decisions that are in thebest interests of the child,” the speaker said.

    The Chairman of the committee, Rep. Abdulahi Salem (APC- Sokoto), said that the public hearing was organised to further consider the plight of the street child.

    He said that the hearing was organised in fulfilment of the legislative procedure that was required to assist in taking far-reaching and adequate resolutions on the issue of child destitution and street begging.

    According to Salem, there is no gainsaying the fact that the twin issues of child destitution and street begging are those that have come to stare us right in the face today.

    “This means that the quicker we find solutions to these problems, the better for our society.

    “The fact that in addition to the legislative interventions taken to address these issues, this motion is coming at a time when it has become imperative to enforce all statutory provisions concerning the protection of the Nigerian child, including poverty reduction strategies.

    “l thank the mover of the motion and pledge on behalf of my colleagues to restate our commitment toward poverty alleviation in the country,” he said.

    Mr Salam Abdulrazak, Director, Community Development Sources and Special Projects, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), recommended Agro-training for the destitute.

    He said that such training would go a long way to change the narrative and keep the destitute informed, while also providing education for them.

    He said that the Federal and state governments could collaborate to provide land for the destitute to be engaged productively.

    Abdulrazak noted that the NYSC was in a good position to implement such a programme as it was present in all local government areas with corps members to do the job.

    Representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), UBEC, and Alleviation Advocacy and Justice Institute participated. 


    Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN 

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