UBEC Tasks SUBEBs On Implementation Of Effective School Programmes


BY NGOZI NWANKWO, ABUJA – Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has tasked chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs), on the strict adherence to the implementation of the Effective School Programmes (ESP).

Bobboyi, who spoke at the UVEB-SUBEBs meeting on the effective school programmes in Abuja on Monday, said the implementation of the ESP would lead to investment in the improvement of learning conditions and processes to produce basic education graduates with effective life skills.

He said equipping students with skills would enable them to effectively participate and compete favourably in the 21st century knowledge economy.

In the words of Bobboyi; “As a Commission, we have considered the prime importance of investing in improving key aspects of UBE delivery with a view to having better outcomes.

“This resolve is what prompted our drive towards reinventing the mechanisms for improved inputs and processes in the implementation of UBE activities, as this would be the safe guarantee of improved outcomes.

“ESP seeks to ensure collective actions at national and state levels in ensuring that prescribed minimum standards in basic education service delivery are attained and further scaled up towards ensuring effectiveness of teaching and learning with commensurate learning outcomes,” he said.

The UBEC boss said that the desire of the Commission under the ESP, is to support SUBEBs towards implementing the minimum standards in all the schools previously designated as UBEC e-learning centres.

Bobboyi further said that the distribution of instructional materials, installation of satellite-based education system, training of head teachers and teachers in the effective schools would follow immediately.

He said; “As the programme progresses, additional improvements will be made in the schools with the goal of meeting the minimum standards in basic education.

“It is envisaged that through this effort, we will create Centres of Excellence as we improve the inputs and processes deployed for teaching and learning in the schools”.

In his remarks, the Dean of Chairmen of SUBEB, Prof. Shehu Adaramaja, said the transformation of e-learning programme into ESP would help improve the education outcomes of Nigerian students.

Adaramaja also said that Nigeria is second in terms of literacy level in Africa, adding that the full implementation of the smart education would rank Nigeria as first in Africa.

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