UBEC Begins National Personnel Audit With N2b Earmarked For Exercise

UBEC Begins National Personnel Audit With N2b Earmarked For Exercise

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has revealed that the sum of N2 billion has been earmarked for the conduct of the 2022 National Personnel Audit (NPA) of all basic institutions in the country as the exercise commenced this week.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during the briefing on the exercise.

He explained that the exercise  will come in two phases; the Northern and the Southern phase and added that the Southern phase which has already commenced on June 6 to elapse on  June 25, will consist of  17 States of the country, specifically in South-East and South-south.

Bobboyi further added that the Northern phase covering 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) will begin on the July 4, and ends on July 23, 2022.

UBEC boss stated that  the absence of credible data had remained a major challenge in basic education implementation for a long time, added that the exercise will not only help in planning tool but will help in the update of  basic education database created in 2022.

He stated that during the exercise, enumerators will visit both public and private basic education institutions in the country; approved or unapproved , registered or unregistered.

He noted that the NPA exercise has no ulterior motive stressing that data being collected will assist the country to plan effectively towards expansion of access to quality education and promoting gender parity at basic and other levels of education.

“On the 2022 NPA the commission is in partnership with relevant government government agencies, development partners and NGOs , National Bureau of Statistics, National Population Commission , Nigeria Air Space Research and Development Agency, NUT, Association of private school owners , the World Bank, Unicef, Grid3 among others,” he said.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the 2022 NPA, Prof. Bala Zakari who revealed that everything is set for the exercise, added that the Commission had generated list of basic schools in all the local government areas of the country from the State Universal Basic Education to address issues of places that can’t be reach due to insecurity.

The Commission  organised an audit in 2006 and 2010 for only public schools. However, a more comprehensive exercise was conducted in 2018, extended to cover  both public and private institutions.

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