UBEC gives FCTA pass mark on accessing funds

By Daniel Tyokua

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has rated the FCT Administration high for its efforts in the development of basic education in the territory through accessing of funds to date.

UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hamid Bobboyi gave the commendation on Thursday when he led a delegation of top management staff of the Commission on a courtesy visit to the FCTA.

The UBEC boss congratulated the FCT Minister for his achievements in the basic education sector

Boboyyi said, “We want to extend our congratulation to you for superintending over a basic education sector that is performing very well here in the FCT.

“We have been visiting some of the schools, we have been looking at a lot of issues that take place within the FCT because the Commission itself is located within the FCT and its staff are also of course within the city”.

He also commended the FCTA for having one of the highest number of qualified teachers in the country.

The UBEC secretary also commended the FCT Administration for accessing its UBEC funds up to 2019, saying that many other states were still struggling adding that the FCTA has utilized the resources judiciously with the provision of infrastructure.

Responding, the FCT Minister thanked Dr Bobboyi for the commendation and said the development of education remains a priority for the FCT Administration.

On the establishment of the Digital Resource Center, Bello pledged the support of the FCTA, saying that it would be very difficult for agencies such as UBEC to function efficiently without leveraging on technology.

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