Hamid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Abuja, has tasked quality assurance officers in Imo State of high productivity on basic education and attainment of the minimum standards.
This, according to him would assist the Nigerian child to be useful to him/herself and the society at large.
Hamid gave this charge at the flag-off ceremony of the Quality Assurance Training for State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and local government education authority officers organised by Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Abuja in conjunction with Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) which took place in Owerri the state capital with the theme, ‘Effective School Evaluation, Panacea for Improving Learning Outcomes and Strengthening of the School System.’
He explained that the programme was basically geared at improving the capacity of quality assurance officers at all levels for an efficient and effective evaluation of schools to enhance learning and teaching for positive outcomes and performances.
He further explained that the commission was highly committed to its duties of maintaining a continuous and sustainable quality standard of its workforce to which 2percent funds from matching grant of states was approved through the provision of office equipment mobility and stipends for officers, etc.
Mal Mansir, director of quality assurance UBEC, Abuja, said that the workshop came at a time that there are high expectations from quality assurance department of SUBEB/LGEAs following the 2percent allocation starting from 2018 FGN/UBEC intervention funds and which had provided the avenue for quality assurance officers to regularly monitor school activities all through the term.
He added that “responsibility has called for regular training and retraining of all quality assurance officers to equip them with current trends in whole school evaluation for effectiveness and efficiency.”
He therefore, charged officers to rise to the challenge of ensuring that effective teaching and learning as well as functional school administration are maintained in the nation’s school system.
Stella Ukagba, Ag. Chairman of IMSUBEB, commended the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma for paying the state counterpart fund which attracted the training as a show of commitment and love for educational wellbeing of the state.
She enjoined the participants to reciprocate the kind gesture by making a resourceful gain of their stay all through the training.
Benedicta Nob Okoro, director of quality assurance IMSUBEB, expressed happiness over the cordial relationship between (UBEC/IMSUBEB) which she noted made the training possible.