The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is a federal government agency saddled with the responsibility to reform programmes aimed at providing greater access to and ensuring the quality of basic education throughout the country. Fundamentally too, the agency also ensures the development of education infrastructure with a view to achieving this objective. Through some degrees of its commitment to these responsibilities, primary and secondary education has witnessed an appreciable development. The agency has failed to fully live up to the expected standard due to certain shortcomings. Daily Trust begins a series report on the current state of the agency’s projects across the states.
Kogi SUBEB no longer in charge of UBEC projects
The activities of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in Kogi State have remained under strict restrictions from the public domain. An investigation by our correspondent in the state revealed that the state chairman of SUBEB, Comrade Suleiman Ndalaye Abdullahi, is not in the picture of either contract granted or executed in the state.
Our correspondent gathered that some of the contracts for the execution of projects have been removed from the office of the chairman. A principal staff of UBEC in Lokongoma, Lokoja, who spoke to our correspondent said projects, mainly of classrooms executed in 2014 were poorly done.
Our correspondent, who visited another school in Adankolo in Lokoja, gathered that the office ceiling boards were merely hanging with the support of nails due to the effects of the leaking roof of offices in the school.
The state chairman of the board declined to comment on the issue.