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by LASUBEB Publicity unit | January 22nd 2021

As part of efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Basic Education sector, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has partnered with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in the deployment of state-of-the-art equipment, capacity building for teachers, provision of technical expertise and online portal in the UBEC Model School undergoing construction at Iworo-Ajido, Badagry, Lagos State.

The Executive Chairman, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting held today at LASUBEB Hall, Maryland, Ikeja, expressed his gratitude to the KOICA group for their partnership and willingness to provide ICT facilities upon project completion.

He explained that Iworo-Ajido Community in Badagry was chosen for the project due to its vast expanse of land, good terrain and serene environment, stressing that the project is a prototype model school initiated by UBEC under the FGN/UBEC direct intervention.

Alawiye-King noted that Governor Sanwo-Olu is massively contributing to the digital transformation of the education sector in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the present administration, particularly with the EKOEXCEL initiative.

Mr. Woochan Chang, Country Director of KOICA Nigeria, said that the Agency is committed to satisfying the developmental needs of the Nigerian Government.

He stated that Lagos was chosen as one of the States in Nigeria to replicate the Nigeria/Korea Model School that was established by UBEC in Abuja, due to its capacity and commitment, adding that the agency wants to disseminate digital education in the country.

The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who later received the UBEC/KOICA delegation on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged the support and readiness of the State to take ownership of the project upon completion.

Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education expressed appreciation to KOICA Group for the huge collaboration and support for education in the State.

In a bid to ensure smooth and credible information gathering in Public and Private Schools, the management of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), led by Dr. Hamid Bobboyi met with Lagos SUBEB, Hon. Commissioner of Education and private education stakeholders of basic education institutions in Lagos State to sensitize them on the ongoing National Personnel Audit. Recall that the National Personnel Audit is an exercise in accordance with the UBE Act 2004, which empowers the commission (UBEC) to carry out regular personnel audit of teaching and non-teaching staff of all basic education institutions in Nigeria. The exercise is to establish a basic education data bank and also conduct research on basic education in the country. ![lasubeb_ubec2022_8.jpeg]( The meeting held in LASUBEB’s Board room, had in attendance Executive Secretary UBEC, Chairman Governing Board UBEC, management staff of the Commission, SUBEB Chairman, Education Secretaries, Headteachers, representatives of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Association for Formidable Educational Development and Representatives of Muslim Schools. Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the numeration which commenced on 6th June, 2022, is to comprehensively gather credible data of Nursery, Primary and Junior schools in the State. ![lasubeb_ubec2022_7.jpeg]( He furthered that the auditing process is not an attempt to sanction schools but to track the achievements of relevant sustainable development goals in the basic education sector. Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary UBEC, who led the census team illuminated that the auditing is implemented by a multi-sectorial committee of the commission to determine the key performance indicators in the basic education sub-sector and also obtain reliable data for assessing the impact of basic education delivery. He added that the census will assist in identifying the gaps in the operating system, and also strategize on the approach to be used in solving the challenges facing the institution, affirming that it is not for tax or billing purposes. He mentioned that Lagos State has been undercounted due to lack of cooperation of private basic education providers, urging them to cooperate and support the enumerators in achieving an effective data gathering for national and global reportage. During the visit of the UBEC team to the State Ministry of Education, Honorable Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated that the counting will help determine the numbers of schools in the state pledging the Ministry’s support in achieving a successful information gathering exercise. Vice President NAPPS, Mrs. Otegbeye and Cordinator of AFED pledged the associations support and promised to sensitize other bodies on the exercise.

To ensure continuous motivation of the workforce towards the enhancement of quality teaching and learning, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized a get-together for school managers across the state on Friday, 13th May, 2022, at Olusosun Primary School, Oregun, Ikeja. At the ceremony, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King commended the administrators for their diligent contributions to the delivery of basic education services in the state. He noted that the essence of the gathering is to appreciate the educators for their conscientious dedication to pupils in Public Primary Schools and to charge them to remain committed. In his remarks at the gathering, he applauded Mr. Governor for the upward review of running cost to schools, adding that, the fund to be disbursed is to ensure a conducive learning environment for effective teaching and learning activities. He stated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to the welfare and well-being of teachers in the state, urging them not to rest on their oars but to continue to discharge their duties with a high sense of responsibility. Alawiye-King also appreciated the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo for her tireless efforts in the realization of the giant strides in basic education. Comrade Hassan Akintoye, NUT Chairman Lagos State, commended the state government on the increase in the running cost, adding that the increase will boost effective service delivery in schools. Chairman AOPSHON (Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria), Comrade Olukayode Edun appreciated the State government for the recognition given to the school managers. He thereafter pledged continuous selfless service to the pupils and the state in general on behalf of his colleagues.


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