By Dorathy Tor
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in conjunction with the Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Tuesday in Makurdi, organized a five-day capacity building workshop for SUBEB quality assurance staff with the theme: “Continuous Training of Quality Assurance Officers, Solution for Sustaining Efficiency and Effectiveness of the School towards Achieving Better Learning Outcomes”.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop, UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, represented by Hajiya Abdulfatai said, the training was meant to equip participants with the skills and the knowledge to enable them perform their duties effectively.
Dr Bobboyi disclosed that the training was the last in the series approved by the commission and charged participants to pay attention to the facilitators so that the intended impact will be achieved. He added that another set of Quality Assurance Officers will be selected in the next cycle of the training
He made it known that the assessment scores of the participants that have successfully completed the three trainings will be merged and those who meet the pass mark will be classified and certified as qualified Quality Assurance Officers in each school. According to her, some of the evaluators will be selected among the successful participants for further training as master trainers for the stepdown training in the state while those who did not meet the cut-off mark will be moved to other departments.
In a keynote address, the Executive Chairman SUBEB, Comrade Joseph Utse, represented by the Board’s Permanent Member 3, Mr James Ahua, said as Education Managers, SUBEB was glad to key into the new system of inspection of schools to enhance learning outcomes.
He said as part of their efforts to ensure effective teaching and learning, the Board has procured Hilux vans, motorcycles, tablets, laptops, and printers for quality assurance department to facilitate school monitoring activities. He commended UBEC and the Federal Ministry of Education for their continuous support by building the capacity of Quality Assurance Officers.
Permanent Member I at SUBEB, Hon. Mike Kusah, in a closing remark described UBEC as a worthy father that always identify with SUBEB whenever they conduct staff training and appreciated them for the sustained support.
Responding on behalf of participants, Mr David Dugeri thanked UBEC and SUBEB for availing them the opportunity to participate in the training.
The training is expected to round up this Friday, 24th March, 2023.