Dr Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has advocated for independence of the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) for effective implementation of UBE programmes in their respective states.
He said this on Wednesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of key stakeholders of basic education sub-sector from Benue, led by the Benue Commissioner of education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar.
Bobboyi in a statement by the
Head of UBEC Public Relations and Protocol, Mr Ossom Ossom, said that, letting them work independently would make it easy for them to be held responsible for any breach of the UBE implementation guidelines.
“It is important for SUBEB to be autonomous and exercise its mandates independently but maintaining cordial relationship with the State Ministry of Education.
“This independence is important because if there is any breach of the UBE implementation guidelines in the state, it is the chairman of the SUBEB and the SUBEB itself that will be held responsible and not the commissioner or the state ministry of education,” he said.
While congratulating the new SUBEB Chairman of Benue on his appointment, as Executive Secretary, challenged him and other state actors particularly the Commissioner of Education to seize the moment and work toward repositioning Benue SUBEB for improved UBE delivery services.
The UBEC boss stressed the need for synergy between SUBEB and the state ministry of education in order to ensure effectiveness in the implementation of the state’s strategic vision for basic education.
In his remarks, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar thanked UBEC for the warm reception and expressed the readiness of the Benue government in providing a conducive atmosphere for effective UBE delivery.