By Aliyu Dangida
DUTSEâ€”Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has disbursed the sum of N1m to two communities in Jigawa state which were selected for self-help projects aimed at executing the designed community self help projects in their respective domains.
Speaking while receiving the cheque from an official of the commission, the executive chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Sani Abdullahi, said the two communities include Yanâ€™Hoto Islamiyya and Sarawa primary schools in Gagarawa and Kafin-Hausa local government areas of the state, adding that the programme was aimed at assisting primary schools in the state under the UBEC self-help projects.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations officer of the Board, Comrade Mati Ali in Dutse, he explained that each of the benefitting schools received the sum of N450, 000 from the UBEC to execute the self-help projects initiated by the commission in the state.
The Executive Chairman of the Board in the statement charged the benefitting schools to utilize the funds issued to them judiciously to enable them get additional funds for the continuation of the self-help projects for the benefits of their community. He also called on other communities in the state to take ownership of their various schools for better management and academic improvement.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Chairman Projects Implementation Committee of Sarawa Primary School, Alhaji Garba Ibrahim commended the state government and the commission for the kind gesture and assured that the fund will be used in accordance with the targeted projects.
In a related development, the Kwara State Teachers Service Commission has described Jigawa state government as a front runner in the engineering of education initiatives aimed at improving educational structure and manpower development.
The secretary of the commission, Mallam Nassan Muhammad Alfa stated this when delegates of Kwara State Ministry of Education paid a study visit to the Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board.