National personnel audit to have impact on teachers – UBE

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

(L to R) Chairman, Governing Board of UBEC, Dr Mahmood Abubakar; Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Boboyi and a stakeholder of UBE delivery.

The Nigerian government says the ongoing National Personnel Audit in the Basic Education Sector will impact positively on teachers.

The Chairman, Governing Board of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, made this assertion during the monitoring of the conduct of 2018 National Personnel Audit NPA, in the Northeast geo-political zone of the country.

Dr Abubakar, who said every Nigerian is a stakeholder in the delivery of Universal Basic Education, UBE, applauded teachers in the states for playing their roles with dignity.

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi maintained that teachers make useful contributions to the citizens, the education system and to the country as a whole.

Dr. Bobboyi specifically noted teachers’ roles as builders of human lives, without which, society will be unable to make meaningful progress.

The UBEC boss applauded efforts made by Gombe State Government and other State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, towards ensuring an improved basic education services.

He commended UBE stakeholders at various levels for their commitment and various contributions to the success of the 2018 NPA.

Earlier, when the UBEC team visited Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, the governor solicited UBEC’s assistance in providing interventions that could ameliorate the effect of the windstorm.

The Governor informed the team that 349 schools were affected based on reports received from only 13 Local Government Areas.

As part of the visit to the State, the UBEC team inspected facilities at Government Day Secondary School, Miri, Bauchi state one of the schools worst hit by the windstorm in the State.

The Sarki of Miri,  who was present during the inspection visit with other members of the community, called on UBEC to assist the school and the state in general, towards restoring the basic education facilities damaged by the recent windstorm disaster in Bauchi State.

3 blocks of 2 classrooms including furniture were largely damaged by the windstorm.

Currently, students writing the ongoing national examinations are facing challenges regarding space for smooth participation in the exams.

The Schools visited in the Northeast zone were Jibrin Aminu Model Primary School, Al furqan, International Academy, Sunshine International school Bauchi and Kobi Primary school Jaraoji primary school.