Police kill suspected kidnapper of UBEC Chairman
The Police on Sunday said they had killed the suspected mastermind of the kidnap of the Board Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission ( UBEC )and his daughter.
Bandits abduct UBEC boss, daughter kill driver
Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter were whisked away yesterday on their way to Abuja from Kaduna.
How not to send pupils back to school
At the end of the extraordinarily tumultuous weeks in Nigeria’s politics, one thing is at least clear: After all the elections hullabaloo, Nigeria remains one indivisible nation. All the fear of crisis was swept away by the euphoria of President Muhammadu Buhari’s four plus four victory. However, despite the tranquility, the ravaging economic hardship continues…
UBEC set to disburse N142.6b to states
About N142.6 billion is to be disbursed by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for provision of needed facilities in public primary and junior secondary schools in the country. The Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, who made this known during a chat with newsmen in…
Appeal Court jails UBEC boss 41 years
A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey has sentenced the Chairman of the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Murtala Adamu Jengebe, to a cumulative jail term of 41 years. The acting spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tony Orilade,…
FG to pay N71bn outstanding counterpart fund to UBEC
The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has said that the Federal Government would pay N71.29 billion directly to the commission being the outstanding counterpart funds. Bobboyi made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the Federal Government will…
Finding space for Nigeria’s 13m out-of-school children
At the moment, Nigeria is the world capital of out-of-school children with more than 13 million of them anywhere but in the classroom.
UBEC’s N51b lying fallow as states fail to access fund
Despite the overwhelming importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD), and its critical contribution to Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3, as well as, the realisation of Education for All...
Stakeholders renew call for functional universal basic learning
Stakeholders at the second national conference of Fafunwa Education Foundation (FEF) have highlighted the factors hindering quality teaching and learning of basic education in the country, saying until all the challenges are addressed, it may be difficult for Nigeria to attain the desired heights.
Group asks UBEC to blacklist defaulting contractors
A group under the auspices of Human Development Initiative (HDI) has charged the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC) to collate details of defaulting contractors and ensure that they are blacklisted and reported to anti-graft agencies.
Board completes 426 projects in Benue schools
The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has completed 426 projects in schools across the state. The Chairman of the board, Rev. Philip Tachin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi. He said that an additional 229 projects were also being handled by the…