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The Executive Secretary of the Commission for Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, revealed that a total of 1,147 communities across the country will benefit from special intervention projects under the Management Committee. of the school base (SBMC).

He made this known during the national launch of the southern phase of the Base School Management Committee – School Improvement Program which was recently held in Calabar.

This was contained in a statement by the head of public relations and protocol, Mr. David Apeh, in Abuja, citing Bobboyi as saying that the SBMC is a mechanism for increased community participation in the development of education.

The Executive Secretary said that the signaling activities are crucial for the successful implementation of the project, which are deliberately carried out with the aim of improving the capacity of the project implementers to plan, supervise and execute each component of the project, as provided for in the memorandum of understanding.

“I am happy to announce that for 2019, SBMC-SIP 1147 communities will benefit from projects, ranging from a special grant of five million each to a macro and a micro grant of two million and three fifty thousand respectively”, a- he declared.

According to him, it was also important to note that stakeholders from the aforementioned 1,147 schools and communities pledged to pay at least 10% of the contribution to Universal Basic Education (UBE) as matching funding for the proper implementation. implementation of all designated programs. Project 2019.

The Executive Secretary noted that all southern states have a total of 527 SBMC-SIP projects in the 2019 funding agreement, adding that 31 of these projects are in the special cases category, 170 micro-projects and 340 in the category. microphone.

Declaring the program open, Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade tasked UBEC leadership to find a way to address the failures of the current generation.

He called for a complete overhaul of the country’s education system, stressing that school rots today could be wiped out if all hands were on the bridge, the consciousness of students would be taken care of.

Governor Ayade also advocated the retraining of teachers because “people with a good education listen to their conscience, equality and good conscience in education begin with the spirit”.

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