The management of the Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Monday received the Director of Special Programmes, Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC) Abbuja, Dr Mrs Ene Adikwu, who arrived Makurdi, the Benue State Capital, to monitor the ongoing National Personnel Audit exercise in the State.
Dr Adikwu who commended SUBEB for the support accorded the field workers so far expressed confidence in their ability to do a perfect job with diligence.
Speaking on behalf of the Audit team, Team Lead, Mr Paul Agi, said they started the assignment in line with the guidelines received from the UBEC with no intention to compromise.
He noted that the Personnel Audit was split into 53 teams working across the state. According to him, 2899 primary schools and 898 secondary schools have been covered so far, making a total number of schools covered 3797.
While appreciating the field workers for their hard work, Mr Agi disclosed that some of his staff have fallen sick in the course of the assignment and it’s their topmost challenge.
He made it known that Local Governments like Vandeikya and Ushongo needed more field workers owing to the number of schools to be covered.
The Team lead expressed gratitude to Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Comrade Joseph Utse, for responding promptly to issues reported to him while on the field and pledged to put in their best towards actualizing the dream of lifting Basic Education in Benue State.
Responding, the SUBEB Executive Chairman, Comrade Joseph Utse, commended the team for the wonderful job done so far even as he charged them to conduct the audit credibly so as to get perfect result that will be used to tackle the challenges of Basic Education in the state.
In his good will message, the Board Secretary, Mr Agbo Ochekpe urged the team to carry out a result oriented audit that would report issues negating the success of Basic Education in Benue State so as to rectify them.
Recall that UBEC has embarked on 2022 National Personnel Audit ( NPA) of all Public and Private Basic Education institutions nationwide to generate data for effective educational planning.
The activity that entails visiting basic education institutions to collect data on school enrollment, personnel, infrastructure, etc started in the Southern States and is currently ongoing in Benue State.