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  •  Mr Patrick Ukah the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta said both public and private schools would resume academic activities on Nov 2 after a week break Ukah said the schools resumption was in line with the directive of Gov Ifeanyi Okowa that academic activities should resume on Monday along with teleclass The News Agency of Nigeria reports that closure of schools in the state was occasioned by the hijack of the peaceful Endsars protest by hoodlums in the state Ukah in a statement on Friday in Asaba called on Heads of schools to continue to enforce the COVID 19 protocols by their pupils and students to avoid the spread of the disease He said that officials of the ministry would continue to monitor activities in the schools to ensure strict adherence to the directive adding that defaulters would face the risk of having their schools closed down The commissioner said that the resumption of nursery schools was being reviewed and the announcement for the beginning of academic activities for them would be made in due course He said that airing of the ministry s open distance learning on radio and television teleclass meant to complement the normal learning in schools would begin on Monday The programme is packaged by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and the state Ministry of Information It will be aired between 5 00p m and 7 00p m on week days by the ministry s media partners The partners are Delta Broadcasting Service DBS Asaba Delta Rainbow Television DRTV Warri Nigeria Television Authority NTA Asaba Quest TV Ughelli Quest 93 1 FM Ughelli Bridge FM Asaba Crown FM Warri and Rize 106 7 FM Warri he said Ukah said that the subjects to be taught during the programme include English Studies National Values Basic Science and Technology and Mathematics for primary school pupils Mathematics and English Studies for Junior Secondary School JSS students and Mathematics and English Language for Senior Secondary School SSS students Ukah advised pupils and students to make use of the opportunity presented by the programme to consolidate on what they were being taught in schools considering the short period available for teaching and learning this term Edited By Olagoke Olatoye Source NAN
    Delta Schools resume, begin teleclass Nov. 2 – Commissioner
     Mr Patrick Ukah the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta said both public and private schools would resume academic activities on Nov 2 after a week break Ukah said the schools resumption was in line with the directive of Gov Ifeanyi Okowa that academic activities should resume on Monday along with teleclass The News Agency of Nigeria reports that closure of schools in the state was occasioned by the hijack of the peaceful Endsars protest by hoodlums in the state Ukah in a statement on Friday in Asaba called on Heads of schools to continue to enforce the COVID 19 protocols by their pupils and students to avoid the spread of the disease He said that officials of the ministry would continue to monitor activities in the schools to ensure strict adherence to the directive adding that defaulters would face the risk of having their schools closed down The commissioner said that the resumption of nursery schools was being reviewed and the announcement for the beginning of academic activities for them would be made in due course He said that airing of the ministry s open distance learning on radio and television teleclass meant to complement the normal learning in schools would begin on Monday The programme is packaged by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and the state Ministry of Information It will be aired between 5 00p m and 7 00p m on week days by the ministry s media partners The partners are Delta Broadcasting Service DBS Asaba Delta Rainbow Television DRTV Warri Nigeria Television Authority NTA Asaba Quest TV Ughelli Quest 93 1 FM Ughelli Bridge FM Asaba Crown FM Warri and Rize 106 7 FM Warri he said Ukah said that the subjects to be taught during the programme include English Studies National Values Basic Science and Technology and Mathematics for primary school pupils Mathematics and English Studies for Junior Secondary School JSS students and Mathematics and English Language for Senior Secondary School SSS students Ukah advised pupils and students to make use of the opportunity presented by the programme to consolidate on what they were being taught in schools considering the short period available for teaching and learning this term Edited By Olagoke Olatoye Source NAN
    Delta Schools resume, begin teleclass Nov. 2 – Commissioner
    Education2 years ago

    Delta Schools resume, begin teleclass Nov. 2 – Commissioner

    Mr Patrick Ukah, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta, said both public and private schools would resume academic activities on Nov. 2 after a week break.

    Ukah said the schools’ resumption was in line with the directive of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa that academic activities should resume on Monday along with “teleclass”.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that closure of schools in the state was occasioned by the hijack of the peaceful Endsars protest by hoodlums in the state.

    Ukah, in a statement on Friday in Asaba, called on Heads of schools  to continue to enforce the COVID-19 protocols by their pupils and students to avoid the spread of the disease.

    He said that officials of the ministry would continue to monitor activities in the schools to ensure strict adherence to the directive, adding that defaulters would face the risk of having their schools closed down.

    The commissioner said that the resumption of nursery schools was being reviewed and the announcement for the beginning of academic activities for them would be made in due course.

    He said that airing of the ministry’s open distance learning on radio and television, ‘teleclass’, meant to complement the normal learning in schools, would begin on Monday.

    “The programme is packaged by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the state Ministry of Information.

    “It will be aired between 5.00p.m and 7.00p.m on week days by the ministry’s media partners.

    “The partners are Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba; Delta Rainbow Television (DRTV), Warri; Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Asaba; Quest TV, Ughelli; Quest 93.1 FM, Ughelli; Bridge FM, Asaba; Crown FM, Warri and Rize 106.7 FM, Warri,” he said.

    Ukah said that the subjects to be taught during the programme include English Studies, National Values, Basic Science and Technology and Mathematics for primary school pupils.

    “Mathematics and English Studies for Junior Secondary School (JSS) students and Mathematics and English Language for Senior Secondary School (SSS) students.

    Ukah advised pupils and students to make use of the opportunity presented by the programme to consolidate on what they were being taught in schools, considering the short period available for teaching and learning this term.


    Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye
    Source: NAN

  •  The Kano State Government says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1 5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state Gov Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this at the inauguration of the distribution exercise on Tuesday in Kano Ganduje said the state government procured instructional materials in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and development organisations He tasked the Local Education Authorities LEAs to ensure effective utilisation of the items to ensure delivery of quality services to achieve academic excellence The governor urged the people Parents Teachers Association PTA School Based Management Committees SBMC and other stakeholders to support government policies and programmes Ganduje noted that the call was imperative to promote community engagement in the education to achieve sustainable development in the sector According to him the state government will sponsord 50 pupils to study in Niger Republic He said The pupils are selected base on merit from the 44 LGAs the state government will spend N107 million on the programme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gov Ganduje distributed letters of appointment to 60 integrated Quranic school Tsangaya NAN reports that the governor also distributed 900 computers and 1 400 phones to teachers In a remark Muhammad Sanusi Kiru the state s Commissioner for Education said the gesture was part of the government effort to reinvigorate the education sector Sanusi Kiru enjoined teacherss and oher personnel to ensure effective utilisation of the items to enhance teaching and learning process in schools Also speaking Danlami Hayyo Executive Chairman of the SUBEB reiterated commitment to quality education Hayyo said that the state government had expended huge sum of money on shool rehabilitation infrastructure development and other viable projects NAN reports that some of the items distributed to the schools include furniture text books motorcycles an 18 seater bus and Protectivd Personal Equipment PPEs MNT RSA
    Kano Govt distributes instructional materials worth N1.5b to schools
     The Kano State Government says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1 5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state Gov Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this at the inauguration of the distribution exercise on Tuesday in Kano Ganduje said the state government procured instructional materials in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and development organisations He tasked the Local Education Authorities LEAs to ensure effective utilisation of the items to ensure delivery of quality services to achieve academic excellence The governor urged the people Parents Teachers Association PTA School Based Management Committees SBMC and other stakeholders to support government policies and programmes Ganduje noted that the call was imperative to promote community engagement in the education to achieve sustainable development in the sector According to him the state government will sponsord 50 pupils to study in Niger Republic He said The pupils are selected base on merit from the 44 LGAs the state government will spend N107 million on the programme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gov Ganduje distributed letters of appointment to 60 integrated Quranic school Tsangaya NAN reports that the governor also distributed 900 computers and 1 400 phones to teachers In a remark Muhammad Sanusi Kiru the state s Commissioner for Education said the gesture was part of the government effort to reinvigorate the education sector Sanusi Kiru enjoined teacherss and oher personnel to ensure effective utilisation of the items to enhance teaching and learning process in schools Also speaking Danlami Hayyo Executive Chairman of the SUBEB reiterated commitment to quality education Hayyo said that the state government had expended huge sum of money on shool rehabilitation infrastructure development and other viable projects NAN reports that some of the items distributed to the schools include furniture text books motorcycles an 18 seater bus and Protectivd Personal Equipment PPEs MNT RSA
    Kano Govt distributes instructional materials worth N1.5b to schools
    Education2 years ago

    Kano Govt distributes instructional materials worth N1.5b to schools

    The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed this at the inauguration of the distribution exercise on Tuesday in Kano.

    Ganduje said the state government procured instructional materials in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and development organisations.

    He tasked the Local Education Authorities (LEAs), to ensure effective utilisation of the items to ensure delivery of quality services to achieve academic excellence.

    The governor urged the people, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), School Based Management Committees (SBMC), and other stakeholders to support government policies and programmes.

    Ganduje noted  that the call was imperative to promote community engagement in the education, to achieve sustainable development in the sector.

    According to him, the state government will sponsord 50 pupils to study in Niger Republic.

    He said: “The pupils are selected base on merit from the 44 LGAs, the state government will spend N107 million on the  programme. ”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gov. Ganduje  distributed letters of appointment to 60 integrated Quranic school (Tsangaya).

    NAN reports that the governor also distributed 900 computers and 1,400 phones to teachers.

    In a remark,  Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, the state’s Commissioner for Education, said the gesture was part of the government effort to reinvigorate the education sector.

    Sanusi-Kiru enjoined teacherss and oher personnel to ensure effective utilisation of the items to enhance teaching and learning process in schools.

    Also speaking,  Danlami Hayyo, Executive Chairman of  the SUBEB, reiterated commitment to quality education.

    Hayyo said that the state government had expended huge sum of money on shool rehabilitation,  infrastructure development and other viable projects.

    NAN reports that some of the items distributed to the schools include furniture, text books, motorcycles, an 18-seater bus, and Protectivd Personal Equipment (PPEs).

    MNT / RSA

     

     

  •  The Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed says the Federal Government is not considering accessing the Debt Service Suspension Initiative DSSI loan due to the high risks the offer comes with Ahmed made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of the 2021 budget proposal Ahmed said that the Federal Government had assessed the offer and reviewed the loan agreement it had with bilateral partners it borrowed from adding that it was limited in its ability to access the loan We have also had to review the loan agreements between us and commercial lenders such as the private parties that buy our Eurobonds and right now we are limited in being able to access this We understand that there will be a DSSI 2 0 that is currently being considered by G 20 not only in Nigeria there are a number of countries globally that are not able to access the DSSI because of similar limitations that we have in Nigeria The risks are high and taking the offer might trigger an incidence of default by some of the lenders so we have to play safe and not take it According to her the good news for Nigeria is that the component of the debt service obligation Nigeria has under the bilateral agreement is very small that it can continue to manage She however said that if the next version came up and the limitations were taken into account the Federal Government might consider it in spite of the risks terms and conditions for the country The minister said that Eurobonds issuance to fund the 2021 budget was not an option adding that the Federal Government would consider its options carefully when it was time She said this was because if the domestic market would give a better yield there would be no need to go to the international capital market On the other hand if the market offers much better yield than the local market then we will consider that option so I cannot tell you yes or no right now it all depends on what happens in 2021 There are a lot of uncertainties in the global economy and we cannot predict what will happen in the international capital market in 2021 she said Giving a breakdown of the 2021 budget proposal she said 31 per cent of projected revenues would come from oil related sources while 69 per cent would be earned from non oil sources She said that the overall budget deficit proposed for 2021 was N5 196 trillion representing 3 64 per cent of Gross Domestic Product GDP Ahmed said that the budget deficit would be financed mainly by borrowings with domestic sources accounting for N2 14 trillion while foreign sources would account for the other N2 14 trillion She said that multi lateral bi lateral loan drawdowns were N709 69 billion and privatisation proceeds would account for N205 15 billion Giving an aggregate of the 2021 expenditure inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises GOEs Ahmed said N13 08 trillion which was 21 per cent higher than the revised 2020 budget was projected to be spent She said that recurrent non debt spending estimated at N5 93 trillion was 43 19 per cent of total expenditure and 14 32 per cent higher than the 2020 revised estimates reflecting increases in salaries and pensions She said that capital expenditure of N3 85 trillion was 29 43 per cent of total expenditure and 43 4 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget inclusive of Capital component of Statutory Transfers GOEs Capital and Project tied loans expenditures At N3 12 trillion debt service is 23 88 per cent of total expenditure and is 16 63 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget Provision to retire maturing bonds to local contractors suppliers of N220bn is 1 68 per cent of total expenditure This reflects the Federal Government s commitment to offset accumulated arrears of contractual obligations dating back over 10 years A breakdown for the top 10 recurrent allocations shows that the Ministry of Defence is expected to get N840 56 billion Ministry of Education N545 1 billion Ministry of Police Affairs N441 39 billion Ministry of Health N380 21 billion while Ministry of Interior is allocated N227 02 billion Others are Ministry of Youths and Sports Development with N170 63 billion Office of the National Security Adviser N134 1 billion Ministry of Foreign Affairs N75 6 billion Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N69 22 billion Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation N59 36 billion For capital expenditure the Ministry of Works and Housing proposes to get N404 64 billion Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning N382 63 billion Ministry of Transport N256 09 billion Ministry of Health N211 96 billion while Ministry of Power was proposed to get N198 28 billion Others are Ministry of Education with N197 411 billion Ministry of Water Resources N152 77 billion Ministry of Defence N121 24 billion Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N110 24 billion and Ministry of Aviation N89 97 billion Ahmed said that the capital expenditure for the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning was inclusive of N221 43 billion multilateral bilateral project tied loans domiciled in IER and N152 4 billion transfers to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc NBET of which N150 billion was for the Power Sector Recovery Programme PSRP She said that allocations to health included the provision for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF mmunisation and counterpart funding for health programmes She said that the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC was also included in the education allocation The minister said that there were selected projects captured in the 2021 proposed budget In the rail sector N71 15 billion earmarked for counterpart funding for Railway projects including Lagos Kano ongoing Calabar Lagos ongoing Ajaokuta Itakpe Aladja Warri ongoing The amount also covers Port Harcourt Maiduguri Kano Katsina Jibiya MaradiIn Niger Republic New Abuja Itakpe and Aladja Warri Warri Port And Refinery Warri New Harbour In the power sector N3 billion is for Rural Electrification access programme N160 83 billion for multilateral and bilateral funded projects Zungeru NEP Abuja Power Feeding scheme and Transmission Access Project Others are the N200 million counterpart fund for the Mambilla Hydro Power project and N1 5 billion for the distribution expansion programme projects to utilise the stranded power from the grid Ahmed said that several measures were being instituted to improve government revenue and entrench a regime of prudence with emphasis on achieving value for money The goal of fiscal interventions will be to keep the economy active through carefully calibrated regulatory policy measures designed to boost domestic value addition de risk the enterprise environment attract external investment and sources of funding Improving the tax administration framework to optimise government revenue is a major thrust of the administration s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative SRGI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Oct 8 presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13 08 trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law Edited By Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    FG not considering accessing the World Bank DSSI debt relief loan – Minister
     The Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed says the Federal Government is not considering accessing the Debt Service Suspension Initiative DSSI loan due to the high risks the offer comes with Ahmed made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of the 2021 budget proposal Ahmed said that the Federal Government had assessed the offer and reviewed the loan agreement it had with bilateral partners it borrowed from adding that it was limited in its ability to access the loan We have also had to review the loan agreements between us and commercial lenders such as the private parties that buy our Eurobonds and right now we are limited in being able to access this We understand that there will be a DSSI 2 0 that is currently being considered by G 20 not only in Nigeria there are a number of countries globally that are not able to access the DSSI because of similar limitations that we have in Nigeria The risks are high and taking the offer might trigger an incidence of default by some of the lenders so we have to play safe and not take it According to her the good news for Nigeria is that the component of the debt service obligation Nigeria has under the bilateral agreement is very small that it can continue to manage She however said that if the next version came up and the limitations were taken into account the Federal Government might consider it in spite of the risks terms and conditions for the country The minister said that Eurobonds issuance to fund the 2021 budget was not an option adding that the Federal Government would consider its options carefully when it was time She said this was because if the domestic market would give a better yield there would be no need to go to the international capital market On the other hand if the market offers much better yield than the local market then we will consider that option so I cannot tell you yes or no right now it all depends on what happens in 2021 There are a lot of uncertainties in the global economy and we cannot predict what will happen in the international capital market in 2021 she said Giving a breakdown of the 2021 budget proposal she said 31 per cent of projected revenues would come from oil related sources while 69 per cent would be earned from non oil sources She said that the overall budget deficit proposed for 2021 was N5 196 trillion representing 3 64 per cent of Gross Domestic Product GDP Ahmed said that the budget deficit would be financed mainly by borrowings with domestic sources accounting for N2 14 trillion while foreign sources would account for the other N2 14 trillion She said that multi lateral bi lateral loan drawdowns were N709 69 billion and privatisation proceeds would account for N205 15 billion Giving an aggregate of the 2021 expenditure inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises GOEs Ahmed said N13 08 trillion which was 21 per cent higher than the revised 2020 budget was projected to be spent She said that recurrent non debt spending estimated at N5 93 trillion was 43 19 per cent of total expenditure and 14 32 per cent higher than the 2020 revised estimates reflecting increases in salaries and pensions She said that capital expenditure of N3 85 trillion was 29 43 per cent of total expenditure and 43 4 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget inclusive of Capital component of Statutory Transfers GOEs Capital and Project tied loans expenditures At N3 12 trillion debt service is 23 88 per cent of total expenditure and is 16 63 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget Provision to retire maturing bonds to local contractors suppliers of N220bn is 1 68 per cent of total expenditure This reflects the Federal Government s commitment to offset accumulated arrears of contractual obligations dating back over 10 years A breakdown for the top 10 recurrent allocations shows that the Ministry of Defence is expected to get N840 56 billion Ministry of Education N545 1 billion Ministry of Police Affairs N441 39 billion Ministry of Health N380 21 billion while Ministry of Interior is allocated N227 02 billion Others are Ministry of Youths and Sports Development with N170 63 billion Office of the National Security Adviser N134 1 billion Ministry of Foreign Affairs N75 6 billion Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N69 22 billion Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation N59 36 billion For capital expenditure the Ministry of Works and Housing proposes to get N404 64 billion Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning N382 63 billion Ministry of Transport N256 09 billion Ministry of Health N211 96 billion while Ministry of Power was proposed to get N198 28 billion Others are Ministry of Education with N197 411 billion Ministry of Water Resources N152 77 billion Ministry of Defence N121 24 billion Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N110 24 billion and Ministry of Aviation N89 97 billion Ahmed said that the capital expenditure for the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning was inclusive of N221 43 billion multilateral bilateral project tied loans domiciled in IER and N152 4 billion transfers to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc NBET of which N150 billion was for the Power Sector Recovery Programme PSRP She said that allocations to health included the provision for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF mmunisation and counterpart funding for health programmes She said that the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC was also included in the education allocation The minister said that there were selected projects captured in the 2021 proposed budget In the rail sector N71 15 billion earmarked for counterpart funding for Railway projects including Lagos Kano ongoing Calabar Lagos ongoing Ajaokuta Itakpe Aladja Warri ongoing The amount also covers Port Harcourt Maiduguri Kano Katsina Jibiya MaradiIn Niger Republic New Abuja Itakpe and Aladja Warri Warri Port And Refinery Warri New Harbour In the power sector N3 billion is for Rural Electrification access programme N160 83 billion for multilateral and bilateral funded projects Zungeru NEP Abuja Power Feeding scheme and Transmission Access Project Others are the N200 million counterpart fund for the Mambilla Hydro Power project and N1 5 billion for the distribution expansion programme projects to utilise the stranded power from the grid Ahmed said that several measures were being instituted to improve government revenue and entrench a regime of prudence with emphasis on achieving value for money The goal of fiscal interventions will be to keep the economy active through carefully calibrated regulatory policy measures designed to boost domestic value addition de risk the enterprise environment attract external investment and sources of funding Improving the tax administration framework to optimise government revenue is a major thrust of the administration s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative SRGI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Oct 8 presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13 08 trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law Edited By Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    FG not considering accessing the World Bank DSSI debt relief loan – Minister
    Economy2 years ago

    FG not considering accessing the World Bank DSSI debt relief loan – Minister

    The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed says the Federal Government is not considering accessing the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) loan due to the high risks the offer comes with.

    Ahmed made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of the 2021 budget proposal.

    Ahmed said that the Federal Government had assessed the offer and reviewed the loan agreement it had with bilateral partners it borrowed from, adding that it was limited in its ability to access the loan.

    “We have also had to review the loan agreements between us and commercial lenders such as the private parties that buy our Eurobonds and right now we are limited in being able to access this.

    “We understand that there will be a DSSI 2.0 that is currently being considered by G-20, not only in Nigeria, there are a number of countries globally that are not able to access the DSSI because of similar limitations that we have in Nigeria.

    “The risks are high, and taking the offer might trigger an incidence of default by some of the lenders, so we have to play safe and not take it.”

    According to her, the good news for Nigeria is that the component of the debt service obligation Nigeria has under the bilateral agreement is very small that it can continue to manage.

    She, however, said that if the next version came up and the limitations were taken into account, the Federal Government might consider it, in spite of the risks, terms and conditions for the country.

    The minister said that Eurobonds issuance to fund the 2021 budget was not an option, adding that the Federal Government would consider its options carefully when it was time.

    She said this was because if the domestic market would give a better yield, there would be no need to go to the international capital market.

    “On the other hand, if the market offers much better yield than the local market, then we will consider that option so I cannot tell you yes or no right now, it all depends on what happens in 2021.

    “There are a lot of uncertainties in the global economy and we cannot predict what will happen in the international capital market in 2021,” she said.

    Giving a breakdown of the 2021 budget proposal, she said 31 per cent of projected revenues would come from oil related sources, while 69 per cent would be earned from non-oil sources.

    She said that the overall budget deficit proposed for 2021 was N5.196 trillion, representing 3.64 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    Ahmed said that the budget deficit would be financed mainly by borrowings with domestic sources accounting for N2.14 trillion, while foreign sources would account for the other N2.14 trillion.

    She said that multi-lateral/bi-lateral loan drawdowns were N709.69 billion and privatisation proceeds would account for N205.15 billion.

    Giving an aggregate of the 2021 expenditure, inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises (GOEs), Ahmed said N13.08 trillion. which was 21 per cent higher than the revised 2020 budget was projected to be spent.

    She said that recurrent (non-debt) spending estimated at N5.93 trillion was 43.19 per cent of total expenditure and 14.32 per cent higher than the 2020 revised estimates -reflecting increases in salaries and pensions.

    She said that capital expenditure of N3.85 trillion was 29.43 per cent of total expenditure and 43.4 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget (inclusive of Capital component of Statutory Transfers, GOEs Capital and Project-tied loans expenditures).

    “At N3.12 trillion, debt service is 23.88 per cent of total expenditure and is 16.63 per cent higher than the 2020 revised budget.

    “Provision to retire maturing bonds to local contractors/suppliers of N220bn is 1.68 per cent of total expenditure.

    “This reflects the Federal Government’s commitment to offset accumulated arrears of contractual obligations dating back over 10 years.”

    A breakdown for the top 10 recurrent allocations shows that the Ministry of Defence is expected to get N840.56 billion, Ministry of Education N545.1 billion, Ministry of Police Affairs N441.39 billion, Ministry of Health N380.21 billion, while Ministry of Interior is allocated N227.02 billion.’’

    Others are Ministry of Youths and Sports Development with N170.63 billion, Office of the National Security Adviser N134.1 billion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs N75.6 billion, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N69.22 billion.

    Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation N59.36 billion.

    For capital expenditure, the Ministry of Works and Housing proposes to get N404.64 billion, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning N382.63 billion, Ministry of Transport – N256.09 billion, Ministry of Health N211.96 billion, while Ministry of Power was proposed to get N198.28 billion.

    Others are Ministry of Education with N197.411 billion, Ministry of Water Resources N152.77 billion, Ministry of Defence N121.24 billion, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N110.24 billion and Ministry of Aviation N89.97 billion.

    Ahmed said that the capital expenditure for the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning was inclusive of N221.43 billion multilateral/bilateral project tied loans domiciled in IER and N152.4 billion transfers to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. (NBET) of which N150 billion was for the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP).

    She said that allocations to health included the provision for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), mmunisation and counterpart funding for health programmes.

    She said that the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) was also included in the education allocation.

    The minister said that there were selected projects captured in the 2021 proposed budget.

    In the rail sector, N71.15 billion earmarked for counterpart funding for Railway projects including Lagos-Kano (ongoing); Calabar-Lagos (ongoing), Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Aladja (Warri) (ongoing).

    The amount also covers Port Harcourt-Maiduguri, Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-MaradiIn Niger Republic (New), Abuja-Itakpe and Aladja (Warri)- Warri Port And Refinery /Warri New Harbour.

    In the power sector, N3 billion is for Rural Electrification access programme; N160.83 billion for multilateral and bilateral funded projects  (Zungeru, NEP, Abuja Power Feeding scheme and Transmission Access Project).

    Others are the N200 million counterpart-fund for the Mambilla Hydro Power project and N1.5 billion for the distribution expansion programme projects to utilise the stranded power from the grid.

    Ahmed said that several measures were being instituted to improve government revenue and entrench a regime of prudence with emphasis on achieving value for money.

    “The goal of fiscal interventions will be to keep the economy active through carefully calibrated regulatory/policy measures designed to boost domestic value-addition, de-risk the enterprise environment, attract external investment and sources of funding.

    “Improving the tax administration framework to optimise government revenue is a major thrust of the administration’s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative (SRGI).”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Oct. 8 presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13.08 trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law.


    Edited By: Grace Yussuf
    Source: NAN

     

  •  Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Tuesday inaugurated community driven N 19 3 million projects executed by the Ekiti State Community Development Agency EKSCDA Fayemi represented by the Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly Mr Funminiyi Afuye at the event said that his administration would ensure that every school age children in Ekiti have access to basic education The governor also said that the projects that were inaugurated in Gboyin and Ekiti East Local Government Areas were to mark his two years in office The projects executed by the agency include an Information and Communication Technology ICT Centre at Kota Ekiti worth N6 2 million and the Community Civic Centre valued N8 5 million respectively in Ekiti East Local Government Area Also the 12 lock up shops four toilets and a hand dug well valued N4 6 million at Iluomoba Ekiti in Gbonyin LGA The governor admonished the communities to ensure judicious use of the facilities The representative of EKSCDA Dr Olusegun Ayeni in his opening remarks said that the projects were community driven development in which the people chose that which would positively affect them directly Ayeni disclosed that the 10 per cent community contributions to each of the projects was their commitment to ownership of the projects Chief Gabriel Agboola who spoke on behalf of the community promised that they would ensure the protection and the maintenance of the facilities Also inaugurated were the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB projects The projects include the renovated three blocks of classrooms at Omuo Comprehensive High School Omuo Ekiti in Ekiti East LGA the renovated three blocks of classrooms at St John s Anglican Nursery and Primary School Iluomoba in Gbonyin LGA Some of the dignitaries at the occasion include the traditional rulers of Kota Ekiti Oba Ojo Fagbemi and that of Omuo Ekiti Oba Noah Omonigbehin Mr Lateef Akanle Mrs Teju Okunyiga the Chairman of Gbonyin LGA Mr Ayodeji Fadunmiye and the Permanent Secretary of SUBEB Mr Oluwadare Ajayi also attended the inauguration Edited By Remi Koleoso Peter Dada Source NAN
    Fayemi inaugurates N19.3m community projects
     Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Tuesday inaugurated community driven N 19 3 million projects executed by the Ekiti State Community Development Agency EKSCDA Fayemi represented by the Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly Mr Funminiyi Afuye at the event said that his administration would ensure that every school age children in Ekiti have access to basic education The governor also said that the projects that were inaugurated in Gboyin and Ekiti East Local Government Areas were to mark his two years in office The projects executed by the agency include an Information and Communication Technology ICT Centre at Kota Ekiti worth N6 2 million and the Community Civic Centre valued N8 5 million respectively in Ekiti East Local Government Area Also the 12 lock up shops four toilets and a hand dug well valued N4 6 million at Iluomoba Ekiti in Gbonyin LGA The governor admonished the communities to ensure judicious use of the facilities The representative of EKSCDA Dr Olusegun Ayeni in his opening remarks said that the projects were community driven development in which the people chose that which would positively affect them directly Ayeni disclosed that the 10 per cent community contributions to each of the projects was their commitment to ownership of the projects Chief Gabriel Agboola who spoke on behalf of the community promised that they would ensure the protection and the maintenance of the facilities Also inaugurated were the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB projects The projects include the renovated three blocks of classrooms at Omuo Comprehensive High School Omuo Ekiti in Ekiti East LGA the renovated three blocks of classrooms at St John s Anglican Nursery and Primary School Iluomoba in Gbonyin LGA Some of the dignitaries at the occasion include the traditional rulers of Kota Ekiti Oba Ojo Fagbemi and that of Omuo Ekiti Oba Noah Omonigbehin Mr Lateef Akanle Mrs Teju Okunyiga the Chairman of Gbonyin LGA Mr Ayodeji Fadunmiye and the Permanent Secretary of SUBEB Mr Oluwadare Ajayi also attended the inauguration Edited By Remi Koleoso Peter Dada Source NAN
    Fayemi inaugurates N19.3m community projects
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    Fayemi inaugurates N19.3m community projects

    Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Tuesday inaugurated community-driven N 19.3 million projects executed by the Ekiti State Community Development Agency (EKSCDA).

     

    Fayemi, represented by the Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye; at the event said that his administration would ensure that every school age children in Ekiti have access to basic education.

     

    The governor also said that the projects that were inaugurated in Gboyin and Ekiti East Local Government Areas were to mark his two years in office.

     

    The projects executed by the agency include: an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre at Kota-Ekiti worth N6.2 million and the Community Civic Centre valued N8.5 million respectively in Ekiti East Local Government Area.

     

    Also the 12 lock-up shops, four toilets and a hand-dug well valued N4.6 million at Iluomoba-Ekiti in Gbonyin LGA.

     

    The governor admonished the communities to ensure judicious use of the facilities.

     

    The representative of EKSCDA, Dr Olusegun Ayeni, in his opening remarks said that the projects were community-driven development, in which the people chose that which would positively affect them directly.

     

    Ayeni disclosed that the 10 per cent community contributions to each of the projects was their commitment to ownership of the projects.

     

    Chief Gabriel Agboola, who spoke on behalf of the community, promised that they would ensure the protection and the maintenance of the facilities.

     

    Also inaugurated were the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) projects.

     

    The projects include: the renovated three blocks of classrooms at Omuo Comprehensive High School, Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East LGA, the renovated three blocks of classrooms at St John’s Anglican Nursery and Primary School, Iluomoba, in Gbonyin LGA.

     

    Some of the dignitaries at the occasion include: the traditional rulers of Kota-Ekiti, Oba Ojo Fagbemi and that of Omuo-Ekiti, Oba Noah Omonigbehin.

     

    Mr Lateef Akanle, Mrs Teju Okunyiga, the Chairman of Gbonyin LGA, Mr Ayodeji Fadunmiye and the Permanent Secretary of SUBEB, Mr Oluwadare Ajayi also attended the inauguration.

     


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Peter Dada
    Source: NAN

     

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presented an appropriation of N13 08 trillion expenditure for 2021 fiscal year to the National Assembly for approval In the appropriation bill tagged Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience delivered to the joint chamber of NASS Buhari proposed about N9 trillion for recurrent expenditure and N3 85 trillion for capital projects Highlighting the 2021 Capital Projects Buhari said that key capital spending allocations in the budget included Ministry of Works and Housing getting N404 billion Others he said were Power N198 billion inclusive of N150 billion for the Power Sector Recovery Plan Transportation N256 billion and Defence N121 billion Agriculture and Rural Development N110 billion Water Resources N153 billion Industry Trade and Investment N51 billion Education N127 billion Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC N70 billion Health N132 billion Zonal Intervention Projects N100 billion and Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC N64 billion Buhari announced that a major part of the 2021 recurrent cost estimate is allocated to paying salaries and overheads in MDAs providing these critical public services These include N227 02 billion for the Ministry of Interior N441 39 billion for the Ministry of Police Affairs N545 10 billion for Ministry of Education N840 56 billion for Ministry of Defence and N380 21 billion for Ministry of Health The President said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would facilitate the integrated development of its sector This he said would be by promoting crops value chains as well as providing rural roads water and sanitation veterinary and pest controls grazing food and strategic reserves and access to inputs and extension services The 157 per cent increase in the capital allocation to the health sector is to enhance the capacity to deliver healthcare services through the procurement of equipment vaccines and other facilities Two centres of excellence as well as one Accident and Emergency Centre will be equipped in Federal Teaching Hospitals in each geopolitical zone In addition numerous Primary Health Care Centres will be equipped and upgraded across the six geopolitical zones Furthermore funds have been allocated for the expansion of Midwives Service Scheme in the six geo political zones To enhance occupational safety funds have been provided for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment for health workers Buhari further said that the Ministry of Education s capital allocation had been increased by 65 per cent to improve the education of children Funds have been provided for the provision of scholarship awards to Nigerian students at home and abroad We have provided funds for the upgrade of security and other infrastructural facilities in our Unity Colleges nationwide The President announced that the 2021 Budget deficit inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises and project tied loans is projected at N5 20 trillion According to him the amount represents 3 64 percent of estimated GDP slightly above the 3 per cent threshold set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007 It is however to be noted that we still face the existential challenge of Coronavirus Pandemic and its aftermath I believe that this provides a justification to exceed the threshold as provided for by this law The deficit will be financed mainly by new borrowings totalling N4 28 trillion with N205 15 billion from Privatization Proceeds and N709 69 billion in draw downs on multilateral and bilateral loans secured for specific projects and programmes Edited By Abiemwense Moru Edited by Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    FG proposes N13.08 trn appropriation for 2021
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presented an appropriation of N13 08 trillion expenditure for 2021 fiscal year to the National Assembly for approval In the appropriation bill tagged Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience delivered to the joint chamber of NASS Buhari proposed about N9 trillion for recurrent expenditure and N3 85 trillion for capital projects Highlighting the 2021 Capital Projects Buhari said that key capital spending allocations in the budget included Ministry of Works and Housing getting N404 billion Others he said were Power N198 billion inclusive of N150 billion for the Power Sector Recovery Plan Transportation N256 billion and Defence N121 billion Agriculture and Rural Development N110 billion Water Resources N153 billion Industry Trade and Investment N51 billion Education N127 billion Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC N70 billion Health N132 billion Zonal Intervention Projects N100 billion and Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC N64 billion Buhari announced that a major part of the 2021 recurrent cost estimate is allocated to paying salaries and overheads in MDAs providing these critical public services These include N227 02 billion for the Ministry of Interior N441 39 billion for the Ministry of Police Affairs N545 10 billion for Ministry of Education N840 56 billion for Ministry of Defence and N380 21 billion for Ministry of Health The President said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would facilitate the integrated development of its sector This he said would be by promoting crops value chains as well as providing rural roads water and sanitation veterinary and pest controls grazing food and strategic reserves and access to inputs and extension services The 157 per cent increase in the capital allocation to the health sector is to enhance the capacity to deliver healthcare services through the procurement of equipment vaccines and other facilities Two centres of excellence as well as one Accident and Emergency Centre will be equipped in Federal Teaching Hospitals in each geopolitical zone In addition numerous Primary Health Care Centres will be equipped and upgraded across the six geopolitical zones Furthermore funds have been allocated for the expansion of Midwives Service Scheme in the six geo political zones To enhance occupational safety funds have been provided for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment for health workers Buhari further said that the Ministry of Education s capital allocation had been increased by 65 per cent to improve the education of children Funds have been provided for the provision of scholarship awards to Nigerian students at home and abroad We have provided funds for the upgrade of security and other infrastructural facilities in our Unity Colleges nationwide The President announced that the 2021 Budget deficit inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises and project tied loans is projected at N5 20 trillion According to him the amount represents 3 64 percent of estimated GDP slightly above the 3 per cent threshold set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007 It is however to be noted that we still face the existential challenge of Coronavirus Pandemic and its aftermath I believe that this provides a justification to exceed the threshold as provided for by this law The deficit will be financed mainly by new borrowings totalling N4 28 trillion with N205 15 billion from Privatization Proceeds and N709 69 billion in draw downs on multilateral and bilateral loans secured for specific projects and programmes Edited By Abiemwense Moru Edited by Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    FG proposes N13.08 trn appropriation for 2021
    Politics2 years ago

    FG proposes N13.08 trn appropriation for 2021

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presented an appropriation of N13.08 trillion expenditure for 2021 fiscal year to the National Assembly for approval.

    In the appropriation bill tagged ‘Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience’ delivered to the joint chamber of NASS, Buhari proposed about N9 trillion for recurrent expenditure and N3.85 trillion for capital projects.

    Highlighting the 2021 Capital Projects, Buhari said that key capital spending allocations in the budget included Ministry of Works and Housing getting N404 billion.

    Others he said were Power N198 billion, inclusive of N150 billion for the Power Sector Recovery Plan; Transportation, N256 billion and Defence, N121 billion.

    “Agriculture and Rural Development, N110 billion; Water Resources, N153 billion; Industry, Trade and Investment, N51 billion; Education, N127 billion; Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), N70 billion.

    “Health – N132 billion; Zonal Intervention Projects – N100 billion; and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – N64 billion.”

    Buhari announced that a major part of the 2021 recurrent cost estimate is allocated to paying salaries and overheads in MDAs providing these critical public services.

    These include: N227.02 billion for the Ministry of Interior; N441.39 billion for the Ministry of Police Affairs; N545.10 billion for Ministry of Education; N840.56 billion for Ministry of Defence; and N380.21 billion for Ministry of Health.

    The President said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would facilitate the integrated development of its sector.

    This, he said would be by promoting crops’ value chains as well as providing rural roads, water and sanitation, veterinary and pest controls, grazing, food and strategic reserves, and access to inputs and extension services.

    “The 157 per cent increase in the capital allocation to the health sector is to enhance the capacity to deliver healthcare services through the procurement of equipment, vaccines and other facilities.

    “Two centres of excellence, as well as one Accident and Emergency Centre, will be equipped in Federal Teaching Hospitals in each geopolitical zone.

    “In addition, numerous Primary Health Care Centres will be equipped and upgraded across the six geopolitical zones.

    “Furthermore, funds have been allocated for the expansion of Midwives Service Scheme in the six geo-political zones.

    “To enhance occupational safety, funds have been provided for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment for health workers.”

    Buhari further said that the Ministry of Education’s capital allocation had been increased by 65 per cent to improve the education of children.

    “Funds have been provided for the provision of scholarship awards to Nigerian students at home and abroad.

    “We have provided funds for the upgrade of security and other infrastructural facilities in our Unity Colleges nationwide.”

    The President announced that the 2021 Budget deficit (inclusive of Government Owned Enterprises and project-tied loans), is projected at N5.20 trillion.

    According to him, the amount represents 3.64 percent of estimated GDP, slightly above the 3 per cent threshold set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007.

    “It is, however, to be noted that we still face the existential challenge of Coronavirus Pandemic and its aftermath; I believe that this provides a justification to exceed the threshold as provided for by this law.

    “The deficit will be financed mainly by new borrowings totalling N4.28 trillion, with N205.15 billion from Privatization Proceeds and N709.69 billion in draw downs on multilateral and bilateral loans secured for specific projects and programmes.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Edited by Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •  The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC has confirmed the postponement of the screening test for candidates who applied for the Federal Teachers Scheme FTS in September UBEC s Public Relations Officer Dr Ossom Ossom announced the postponement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja He noted that the test which was scheduled for Oct 10 had been postponed until a later date which would be communicated to candidates in due course Ossom advised candidates to visit their State Universal Education Boards SUBEBs for the names of shortlisted candidates from Oct 12 NAN reports that UBEC had in September opened its online application portal for interested candidates to apply for recruitment into the scheme FTS is a two year intervention programme established by the Federal Government in 2006 It is aimed at assisting states in addressing teachers shortage at the basic education level Edited By Folorunso Poroye Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Teachers’ scheme recruitment: UBEC postpones screening test
     The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC has confirmed the postponement of the screening test for candidates who applied for the Federal Teachers Scheme FTS in September UBEC s Public Relations Officer Dr Ossom Ossom announced the postponement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja He noted that the test which was scheduled for Oct 10 had been postponed until a later date which would be communicated to candidates in due course Ossom advised candidates to visit their State Universal Education Boards SUBEBs for the names of shortlisted candidates from Oct 12 NAN reports that UBEC had in September opened its online application portal for interested candidates to apply for recruitment into the scheme FTS is a two year intervention programme established by the Federal Government in 2006 It is aimed at assisting states in addressing teachers shortage at the basic education level Edited By Folorunso Poroye Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Teachers’ scheme recruitment: UBEC postpones screening test
    Education2 years ago

    Teachers’ scheme recruitment: UBEC postpones screening test

    The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has confirmed the postponement of the screening test for candidates, who applied for the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) in September.

    UBEC’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Ossom Ossom, announced the postponement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

    He noted that the test, which was scheduled for Oct. 10, had been postponed until a later date, which would be communicated to candidates in due course.

    Ossom advised candidates to visit their State Universal Education Boards (SUBEBs) for the names of shortlisted candidates, from Oct. 12.

    NAN reports that UBEC had in September, opened its online application portal for interested candidates to apply for recruitment into the scheme.

    FTS is a two-year intervention programme, established by the Federal Government in 2006.

    It is aimed at assisting states in addressing teachers’ shortage at the basic education level.


    Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Sadiya Hamza
    Source: NAN

     

  •  The Cross River Universal Basic Education Board CR SUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC on Tuesday commenced training of head teachers their deputies and principals of public primary and model secondary schools in the state The Secretary of CR SUBEB Cyril Itam said this while declaring open a workshop on Coronavirus COVID 19 protocols in preparation for the reopening of schools in the state According to him it is proper to acquaint the teachers on measures to take to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among the staff and the students The importance of this workshop cannot be overemphasised in light of the global pandemic I therefore urge participants to pay rapt attention to facilitators and to also cascade training to other members of staff This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chance when it comes to the safety of our children While plans are in motion to reopen schools it is important that we prepare you with the necessary information on COVID 19 to prevent its spread among pupils students and staff to ensure everyone s safety he said Earlier UBEC South South Zonal Director Osahon Igbinobar said that the training became necessary to enhance the prevention early detection and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID 19 in schools He added that to ensure that more stakeholders in the basic education sub sector are abreast of the COVID 19 protocols other categories of staff are to be trained alongside teachers in order to contribute their quota to the safety of the pupils and students Other categories of trainees include 113 Quality Assurance Officers and 18 Education Secretaries In all 2 509 teachers are being trained during the two day workshop with participants spreading across the three senatorial districts of the state Edited By Remi Koleoso Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    SUBEB/UBEC train 2,509 teachers ahead of schools reopening in C/River
     The Cross River Universal Basic Education Board CR SUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC on Tuesday commenced training of head teachers their deputies and principals of public primary and model secondary schools in the state The Secretary of CR SUBEB Cyril Itam said this while declaring open a workshop on Coronavirus COVID 19 protocols in preparation for the reopening of schools in the state According to him it is proper to acquaint the teachers on measures to take to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among the staff and the students The importance of this workshop cannot be overemphasised in light of the global pandemic I therefore urge participants to pay rapt attention to facilitators and to also cascade training to other members of staff This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chance when it comes to the safety of our children While plans are in motion to reopen schools it is important that we prepare you with the necessary information on COVID 19 to prevent its spread among pupils students and staff to ensure everyone s safety he said Earlier UBEC South South Zonal Director Osahon Igbinobar said that the training became necessary to enhance the prevention early detection and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID 19 in schools He added that to ensure that more stakeholders in the basic education sub sector are abreast of the COVID 19 protocols other categories of staff are to be trained alongside teachers in order to contribute their quota to the safety of the pupils and students Other categories of trainees include 113 Quality Assurance Officers and 18 Education Secretaries In all 2 509 teachers are being trained during the two day workshop with participants spreading across the three senatorial districts of the state Edited By Remi Koleoso Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    SUBEB/UBEC train 2,509 teachers ahead of schools reopening in C/River
    Education2 years ago

    SUBEB/UBEC train 2,509 teachers ahead of schools reopening in C/River

    The Cross River Universal Basic Education Board (CR-SUBEB) in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) on Tuesday commenced training of head teachers, their deputies and principals of public primary and model secondary schools in the state.

    The Secretary of CR-SUBEB, Cyril Itam, said this while declaring open a workshop on Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols in preparation for the reopening of schools in the state.

    According to him, it is proper to acquaint the teachers on measures to take to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among the staff and the students.

    “The importance of this workshop cannot be overemphasised in light of the global pandemic.

    “I, therefore, urge participants to pay rapt attention to facilitators and to also cascade training to other members of staff.

    “This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chance when it comes to the safety of our children.

     “While plans are in motion to reopen schools, it is important that we prepare you with the necessary information on COVID-19 to prevent its spread among pupils, students and staff to ensure everyone’s safety,” he said.

    Earlier, UBEC South-South Zonal Director, Osahon Igbinobar, said that the training became necessary to enhance the prevention, early detection, and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID-19 in schools.

    He added that to ensure that more stakeholders in the basic education sub-sector are abreast of the COVID-19 protocols, other categories of staff are to be trained alongside teachers in order to contribute their quota to the safety of the pupils and students.

    Other categories of trainees include; 113 Quality Assurance Officers and 18 Education Secretaries.

    In all 2,509 teachers are being trained during the two-day workshop with participants spreading across the three senatorial districts of the state.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

  •  Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Saturday led other state officials to cut grasses at Mount Carmel College in Ilorin ahead of the statewide school resumption on Monday The governor said his action was meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government s facilities located in their areas The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq wore a pair of jeans trousers a fez cap a shirt and his signature get ready for work shoe for the exercise He arrived the school with his cutlass and he was accompanied by the House of Assembly leader Magaji Olawoyin and the Chairman of the state Environmental Task Force AbdulRazaq Jiddah The governor then inspected the school which was partly affected by the recent rainstorm that destroyed parts of Ilorin The governor after the exercise said The message here is to emphasise self helps and community contributions to public projects When government locates a project in your community such a community should take ownership My being here is to send the signal that nobody is too big to be involved in community work we need to help ourselves It is really no big deal to make things work AbdulRazaq said that several community self help projects and interventions are needed now more than ever as government resources dry up amid global economic downturn and rising needs of the public There is scarcity of resources to go round From the recent ecological disaster it is clear that government can t really cope in terms of funding Communities should assist and join hands together especially the Parent Teacher Associations PTAs Everyone should cooperate with the government in order to keep the environment clean and mitigate environmental disaster he said He added that there were lots of work to be done adding that most of the schools in the state were dilapidated He also said that of them had been affected by the recent flooding and rainstorm So the message is self help and community work The communities should take ownerships of schools and adopt schools around them he added The governor reiterated the efforts of his administration to reposition basic schools whose conditions he described as mostly appalling He decried the precarious condition of Mount Carmel College regarded as one of the most popular schools in the state capital The neglect of schools is disgraceful and this justifies our commitment to invest in them We will renovate and rebuild most of these schools because most of them are not about renovation That is why the cost are coming high because we re rebuilding some out rightly With the help of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC we will gradually put things back in shape It will not stop at just that we still need to train the teachers and give them conducive environments to be able to teach AbdulRazaq said Mededem Jacinta the Principal of the school who later joined the governor commended him for the unannounced visit to the school Edited By Peter Dada Source NAN
    School resumption: Kwara Governor  leads  in clearing  school of grasses
     Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Saturday led other state officials to cut grasses at Mount Carmel College in Ilorin ahead of the statewide school resumption on Monday The governor said his action was meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government s facilities located in their areas The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq wore a pair of jeans trousers a fez cap a shirt and his signature get ready for work shoe for the exercise He arrived the school with his cutlass and he was accompanied by the House of Assembly leader Magaji Olawoyin and the Chairman of the state Environmental Task Force AbdulRazaq Jiddah The governor then inspected the school which was partly affected by the recent rainstorm that destroyed parts of Ilorin The governor after the exercise said The message here is to emphasise self helps and community contributions to public projects When government locates a project in your community such a community should take ownership My being here is to send the signal that nobody is too big to be involved in community work we need to help ourselves It is really no big deal to make things work AbdulRazaq said that several community self help projects and interventions are needed now more than ever as government resources dry up amid global economic downturn and rising needs of the public There is scarcity of resources to go round From the recent ecological disaster it is clear that government can t really cope in terms of funding Communities should assist and join hands together especially the Parent Teacher Associations PTAs Everyone should cooperate with the government in order to keep the environment clean and mitigate environmental disaster he said He added that there were lots of work to be done adding that most of the schools in the state were dilapidated He also said that of them had been affected by the recent flooding and rainstorm So the message is self help and community work The communities should take ownerships of schools and adopt schools around them he added The governor reiterated the efforts of his administration to reposition basic schools whose conditions he described as mostly appalling He decried the precarious condition of Mount Carmel College regarded as one of the most popular schools in the state capital The neglect of schools is disgraceful and this justifies our commitment to invest in them We will renovate and rebuild most of these schools because most of them are not about renovation That is why the cost are coming high because we re rebuilding some out rightly With the help of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC we will gradually put things back in shape It will not stop at just that we still need to train the teachers and give them conducive environments to be able to teach AbdulRazaq said Mededem Jacinta the Principal of the school who later joined the governor commended him for the unannounced visit to the school Edited By Peter Dada Source NAN
    School resumption: Kwara Governor  leads  in clearing  school of grasses
    Education2 years ago

    School resumption: Kwara Governor  leads  in clearing  school of grasses

    Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Saturday led other state  officials to cut grasses  at  Mount Carmel College in Ilorin ahead of  the statewide school resumption on Monday.

    The governor said his action was meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government’s facilities located in their areas.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AbdulRazaq wore a pair of  jeans trousers, a fez cap,  a shirt and his signature get-ready-for-work shoe for the exercise.

    He arrived the school with his cutlass and he was  accompanied by the House of Assembly leader, Magaji Olawoyin,  and  the Chairman of the state Environmental Task Force, AbdulRazaq Jiddah.

    The governor then inspected the school which was partly affected by  the recent rainstorm that destroyed  parts of Ilorin.

    The  governor  after the exercise said, “The message here is to emphasise self-helps and community contributions to public projects.

    “When government locates a project in your community,  such a community should take ownership.

    “My being here is to send the signal that nobody is too big to be involved in community work; we need to help ourselves. It is really no big deal to make things work.”

    AbdulRazaq said that several community self-help projects and interventions are needed now more than ever as government resources dry up amid global economic downturn and rising needs of the public.

    “There is scarcity of resources to go round. From the recent ecological disaster, it is clear that government can’t really cope in terms of funding.

    “Communities should assist and join hands together, especially,  the Parent/Teacher Associations (PTAs).

    “Everyone should cooperate with the government in order to keep the environment clean and mitigate environmental disaster,” he said.

    He added that there were lots of work to be done; adding that most of the  schools  in the state were  dilapidated.

    He also said that of them had  been affected by the recent flooding and rainstorm.

    “So, the message is self-help and community work. The communities should take ownerships of schools and adopt schools around them,” he added.

    The governor reiterated the efforts of his administration to reposition basic schools whose conditions, he described as mostly appalling.

    He decried  the precarious condition of  Mount Carmel College,  regarded as one of the most popular schools in the state capital.

    “The neglect of schools is disgraceful and this justifies our commitment to invest in them .

    “We will renovate and rebuild most of these schools because most of them are not about renovation. That is why the cost are coming high because we’re rebuilding some out rightly.

    “With the help of  the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), we will gradually put things back in shape.

    “It will not stop at just that; we still need to train the teachers and give them  conducive environments to be able to teach,” AbdulRazaq said.

    Mededem Jacinta, the Principal of the  school, who later joined the governor, commended him for the unannounced visit to the school.


    Edited By: Peter Dada
    Source: NAN

     

  •  The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB has opened about 900 technical bids for the over N7 billion 2017 2018 and 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC intervention projects The Executive Chairman of the board Mr Tijjani Abdullahi who spoke at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Kaduna said that the board adopted proactive measures to ensure transparency in the exercise Abdullahi noted that the bid proceses for the 2017 and 2018 projects which began earlier was suspended due to some hitches adding that the issues had been resolved and 2019 projects were included in the ongoing bid exercise He listed some of the projects to include the construction of classrooms of two storey buildings renovation of classrooms supply of furniture construction of boreholes and provision of other facilities The funds for the execution of the projects have been accessed and currently at the bank awaiting the completion of the bidding and contract award processes We are going to be open and transparent in all the processes and carry evey stakeholder along for transparency and accountability he said While commending UBEC for the support Abdullahi thanked education stakeholders for supporting the state government in ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of basic education projects Also speaking Mr Haruna Usman Head of Procurement Kaduna Public Procurement Authority KADPPA said that only the technical bid would be opened while the financial bid would remain sealed Usman explained that after the technical evaluation only the technically qualified companies would be invited for the financial bid opening at a later date The News Agency of Nigeria reports that about 900 bids for 231 lots were opened in the presence of the bidders observers and other relevant stakeholders during the exercise 07033279124Edited By Folorunso Poroye Source NAN
    Kaduna SUBEB opens bid for N7b UBEC intervention projects
     The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB has opened about 900 technical bids for the over N7 billion 2017 2018 and 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC intervention projects The Executive Chairman of the board Mr Tijjani Abdullahi who spoke at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Kaduna said that the board adopted proactive measures to ensure transparency in the exercise Abdullahi noted that the bid proceses for the 2017 and 2018 projects which began earlier was suspended due to some hitches adding that the issues had been resolved and 2019 projects were included in the ongoing bid exercise He listed some of the projects to include the construction of classrooms of two storey buildings renovation of classrooms supply of furniture construction of boreholes and provision of other facilities The funds for the execution of the projects have been accessed and currently at the bank awaiting the completion of the bidding and contract award processes We are going to be open and transparent in all the processes and carry evey stakeholder along for transparency and accountability he said While commending UBEC for the support Abdullahi thanked education stakeholders for supporting the state government in ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of basic education projects Also speaking Mr Haruna Usman Head of Procurement Kaduna Public Procurement Authority KADPPA said that only the technical bid would be opened while the financial bid would remain sealed Usman explained that after the technical evaluation only the technically qualified companies would be invited for the financial bid opening at a later date The News Agency of Nigeria reports that about 900 bids for 231 lots were opened in the presence of the bidders observers and other relevant stakeholders during the exercise 07033279124Edited By Folorunso Poroye Source NAN
    Kaduna SUBEB opens bid for N7b UBEC intervention projects
    Education2 years ago

    Kaduna SUBEB opens bid for N7b UBEC intervention projects

    The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has opened about 900 technical bids for the over N7 billion 2017, 2018 and 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention projects.

    The Executive Chairman of the board, Mr Tijjani Abdullahi, who spoke at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Kaduna, said that the board adopted proactive measures to ensure transparency in the exercise.

    Abdullahi noted that the bid proceses for the 2017 and 2018 projects which began earlier was suspended due to some hitches, adding that the issues had been resolved and 2019 projects were included in the ongoing bid exercise.

    He listed some of the projects to include the construction of classrooms of two-storey buildings, renovation of classrooms, supply of furniture, construction of boreholes and provision of other facilities.

    “The funds for the execution of the projects have been accessed and currently at the bank, awaiting the completion of the bidding and contract award processes.

    “We are going to be open and transparent in all the processes, and carry evey stakeholder along for transparency and accountability,” he said.

    While commending UBEC for the support, Abdullahi thanked education stakeholders for supporting the state government in ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of basic education projects.

    Also speaking, Mr Haruna Usman, Head of Procurement, Kaduna Public Procurement Authority (KADPPA), said that only the technical bid would be opened while the financial bid would remain sealed.

    Usman explained that after the technical evaluation, only the technically qualified companies would be invited for the financial bid opening at a later date.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that about 900 bids for 231 lots were opened in the presence of the bidders, observers and other relevant stakeholders during the exercise.

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    Edited By: Folorunso Poroye
    Source: NAN

  •  The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board Kaduna SUBEB has trained 180 master trainers on COVID 19 preventive measures in preparation for the re opening of schools in the state The Board s Director of Schools Malam Aliyu Idris who made this known at the end of the training in Kaduna on Saturday said the training was in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC According to him the measure is to ensure adherence to COVID 19 protocols in schools Idris explained that the participants were drawn from the board and the 23 Local Government Education Authorities of the state He said that the Master Trainers were expected to train 3 170 Head Teachers in primary schools and 312 Principals of Junior Secondary Schools who will equally train their respective teachers The director urged the participants to consider the opportunity as a great responsibility toward ensuring the safety of pupils and students from COVID 19 when schools reopen While plans are ongoing to re open schools it is important to equip our teachers with the necessary information on COVID 19 to prevent its spread among pupils and students This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chances when it comes to the safety of our children COVID 19 is real and we must all work together to keep our children safe he said Mrs Hauwa u Inuwa the North West Zonal Director UBEC explained that the workshop was designed to prepare teachers to receive pupils and ensure they were protected from COVID 19 Inuwa said that the training became necessary to enhance prevention early detection and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID 19 in schools Edited By Edith Bolokor Felix Ajide Source NAN
    School re-opening: Kaduna SUBEB trains teachers on COVID-19 protocols
     The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board Kaduna SUBEB has trained 180 master trainers on COVID 19 preventive measures in preparation for the re opening of schools in the state The Board s Director of Schools Malam Aliyu Idris who made this known at the end of the training in Kaduna on Saturday said the training was in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC According to him the measure is to ensure adherence to COVID 19 protocols in schools Idris explained that the participants were drawn from the board and the 23 Local Government Education Authorities of the state He said that the Master Trainers were expected to train 3 170 Head Teachers in primary schools and 312 Principals of Junior Secondary Schools who will equally train their respective teachers The director urged the participants to consider the opportunity as a great responsibility toward ensuring the safety of pupils and students from COVID 19 when schools reopen While plans are ongoing to re open schools it is important to equip our teachers with the necessary information on COVID 19 to prevent its spread among pupils and students This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chances when it comes to the safety of our children COVID 19 is real and we must all work together to keep our children safe he said Mrs Hauwa u Inuwa the North West Zonal Director UBEC explained that the workshop was designed to prepare teachers to receive pupils and ensure they were protected from COVID 19 Inuwa said that the training became necessary to enhance prevention early detection and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID 19 in schools Edited By Edith Bolokor Felix Ajide Source NAN
    School re-opening: Kaduna SUBEB trains teachers on COVID-19 protocols
    COVID-192 years ago

    School re-opening: Kaduna SUBEB trains teachers on COVID-19 protocols

    The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (Kaduna SUBEB), has trained 180 master trainers on COVID-19 preventive measures, in preparation for  the  re-opening of schools in the state.

    The Board’s Director of Schools, Malam Aliyu Idris, who made this known at the end of the training in Kaduna on Saturday, said the training was in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

    According to him, the measure is to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols in schools.

    Idris explained that the participants were drawn from the board and the 23 Local Government Education Authorities of the state.

    He said that the Master Trainers were expected to train 3,170 Head Teachers in primary schools and 312 Principals of Junior Secondary Schools, who will equally train their respective teachers.

    The director urged the participants to consider the opportunity as a great responsibility toward ensuring the safety of pupils and students from COVID-19 when schools reopen.

    “While plans are ongoing to re-open schools, it is important to equip our teachers with the necessary information on COVID-19 to prevent its spread among pupils and students.

    “This training is very crucial because we do not want to take any chances when it comes to the safety of our children.

    COVID-19 is real, and we must all work together to keep our children safe,” he said.

    Mrs Hauwa’u Inuwa, the North West Zonal Director, UBEC, explained that the workshop was designed to prepare teachers to receive pupils and ensure they were protected from COVID-19.

    Inuwa said that the training became necessary to enhance prevention, early detection, and contact tracing of suspected cases of COVID-19 in schools.


    Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Felix Ajide
    Source: NAN

     

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