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Benue State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Education Science and Technology and Management of Benue State Universal Basic Education SUBEB last week commenced monitoring of School projects under Universal Basic Education Commission and State Government Intervention funds for the years 2016- 2018 Matching Grant.
Chairman of the Committee Hon. William Ortyom who led other members of the committee in company of management of SUBEB visited RCM primary school Jimba RCM Primary School Naka and RCM Primary School Aondoana in Gwer west, RCM Primary School Nyiekaa RCM Primary School Igbor, Saint Francis Aliade in Gwer East and two schools each from Oju and Obi Local Government Areas.
Hon.Ortyom expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done in some of the schools visited especially at RCM primary school Aondoana but however decried the poor quality of work done at Central Junior secondary school Aliade and called on the contractor handling the project to complete work on the trimmer on the roof.
The committee also expressed worry at Saint Francis Primary School Aliade where the Four blocks of three classroom renovated were marked for demolition to pave way for the dualization of Makurdi Aliade road while the contractor handling work at RCM Jimba RCM Naka in Gwer west RCM Primary School Nyiekaa and that of Igbor in Gwer east were asked to return to site to amend the defects on their projects before handing over to SUBEB.
Hon. Ortyom said the intention of the committee was to ensure that all projects meet specification and can stand test of time and requested that the dilapidated structures at Udegi Ito in Obi Local Government be considered in the next phase of renovation. He directed the head teacher of the school to desist from using the classrooms .
Permanent Member 3 at SUBEB Mr James Ahua in a remark stated that the Government was working seriously to ensure efficiency in Basic Education saying any contractor found wanting would be sanctioned and called on the Assembly committee to consider the employment of more teachers and make recommendation to government for necessary action .
The Education Secretary for Gwer West Local Government Mr Kenneth Adeke who received the team decried lack of teachers and appealed to the Assembly to urgently intervene into the matter.
Two traditional leaders, Zaki Jembo Aginde (Ortar u sha uhar) at Aondoana village and Ortar u Pwanaka, Zaki Ugura Jen, who received the monitoring team in Gwer West LG charged government to extend the watchdog spirit to other sectors of governance.