By Felix Khanoba
The Director Physical Planning, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Engineer Abubakar Sadiq Sa’ad has been conferred with “fellowship award” by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja.
In his acceptance speech, the Director said the award will spur him to do greater work in UBEC and Nigeria as a whole.
A statement made available to The AUTHORITY on Sunday and signed by David Apeh, Head, Public Relations and Protocol of UBEC, said Sa’ad said expressed his commitment to ensure that infrastructural facilities in schools in Nigeria are planned and designed as user friendly in order to promote effective teaching and learning.
The director, who is currently coordinating the realization of the first set of “smart schools” in public primary schools in the country, stressed that they will deploy the state of the art ICT facilities for effective teaching and learning.
The AUTHORITY reports that Sa’ad is an accomplished Civil Engineer and an astute administrator.
He has been equally involved in the design and supervision of several projects such as the UBEC zonal offices, the Digital Resource Centre and UBEC office extension.
A COREN registered Engineer; he is a member of Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers (NCE), Canadian Society for Civil Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers among others.