Yola – The Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has sacked three of its officers over misappropriation of funds.
The funds, meant for the renovation of schools, staff entitlements and other projects, were said to have been diverted by the officers through forged signatures. The employees are a Director of Finance and two other officers.
Chairman of the board, Dr Salihu Bakari, told newsmen in Yola yesterdy that the officers were dismissed following the submission of the investigation panelâ€™s report. He said one of the affected staff was placed on compulsory retirement.
Bakari said in a bid to get rid of corrupt officers, the board had also engaged the services of a firm to audit its staff and teachers.
He said the board required N21 billion to successfully execute its reform programme in the primary education sector.
Bakari said the board inherited more than 600 primary schools without infrastructure, and was able to renovate more than 200 primary schools.He promised that 54 primary schools would soon be established in the state, while government had approved the recruitment of more than 300 teachers.