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The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has commended Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, for recordung modest achievements in basic education in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
The state Coordinator of the commission, Alhaji Mansur Sadau made the commendation on the sidelines of a three- day Inspection Tour, led by the Publisher of APC News online Media, Dr Thomas Ray-Ohikere, in Argungu area yesterday.
He said: “As far as basic education is concerned, the state governor has done a lot to take the sector to greater heights.
“To us, the state has no problem of basic education, and we only need to improve on our gains and we have achieved 90 percent of the needed basic education requirements,” he said.
Sadau however called on the state government to provide additional classrooms, ICT facilities and other instructional facilities, to sustain the gains of the educational sector in the state.
Earlier, the Director of Planning, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Musa Altine-Aljannare, said the government had paid its counterpart fund.
He stated that, it was part of its efforts to provide compulsory, free, and universal basic education for all Kebbi children of primary and junior secondary schools’ ages.
The Director added: “The children are between the ages of six to 16 years,including the disabled, as enshrined in the UBE Act of 2004.”
Altine-Aljannare said the administration had provided infrastructural support to education sector, through the construction of additional classsrooms in the 21 local government areas of the state.
“The government also bought and distributed textbooks in support of primary schools’ development in the state,in addition to infrastructural support to education sector.
“ This was done through the construction of many classrooms in the 21 local government areas of the state,” he said.
The director said the board was very impressed at the progress of basic education under the leadership of Gov. Bagudu.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ray-Ohikere, said they were in the state for an inspection and publicity of Federal Government/UBEC and SUBEB achievements in basic education across the APC-controlled states.
“Our mandate is to identify and authenticate claims by the universal basic education, as well as authenticate claims by the states  on their basic education proceeds.
“As part of the agenda of our tour, we have been to Kano, Kaduna,Jigawa and Katsina State, and we are now in Kebbi, state.
“Lastly, we will cover Zamfara State to end the North- West zone,” he said.
Ray-Ohikera commended the state government for doing well and incorporating systematic approach to the holistic development in basic education.


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