Dr Hamid Bobboyi, the Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) says a total of 1,147 communities across Nigeria will benefit from special intervention projects under the School Base Management Committee (SBMC).
Bobboyi stated this during the national flag off of (Southern phase) of the 2019 School Base Management Committee-School Improvement Programme held recently in Calabar, according to a statement by the Commission.
David Apeh, Head Public Relations and Protocol at UBEC explained in the statement issued on Tuesday, that SBMC is a mechanism for increased community participation in education development.
The Executive Secretary said the flag off activities were crucial to successful project implementation, which are deliberately executed with a view to enhancing project implementers capacity to plan, supervise and deliver on each project components as provided in the MOU.
“I am glad to announce for 2019 SBMC-SIP 1147 communities will benefit from the projects, ranging from special grant of five million each to macro and micro grant of two million and three fifty thousand respectively,” Bobboyi was quoted as said.
The Executive Secretary noted that all the Southern states have a total of 527 SBMC-SIP projects in the 2019 funding arrangement, adding that 31 of these projects are in special case category, 170 micro projects and 340 in the macro category.
Declaring the programme open, Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River State charged UBEC management to find a way to work towards addressing the failures of the present generation.
He called for the complete overhauling of the nation’s education system, stressing that the rots in the school today could be removed if all hands were on deck and the conscience of the school pupils will be taken care of.