UBEC Harps On Quality Execution Of School Projects
Written by on March 10, 2022
THE Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi (UBEC) has decried poor execution of some infrastructure projects in basic education in the country, and vowed to strengthen its monitoring mechanism to curb the menace.
He expressed commitment of the commission towards ensuring that state governments make judicious use of the matching grant allocated to them for infrastructure development by building standard classrooms and other projects in schools in their respective states.
Bobboyi spoke in Abuja during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), for strict monitoring and supervision of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) projects in public schools across the country.
He said the commission decided to partner with COREN, which is the regulatory body of the engineering profession in Nigeria, to ensure that contractors engaged by the state governments adhere strictly to the acceptable standards and high quality delivery of infrastructure projects at the basic level of education.
UBEC disburses billions of naira in form of matching grants to states while the states pay the required 50 per cent counterpart fund in order to access the money for the development of infrastructure in public primary and junior secondary schools in the 36 states of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
On his part, the Registrar of COREN, Professor Joseph Odigure said resident engineers would be in charge of monitoring projects in the respective states.