UBEC To Commence 2022 Personnel Audit Of Basic Education Schools

UBEC To Commence 2022 Personnel Audit Of Basic Education Schools

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi has announced that plans are underway to commence the conduct of 2022 personnel audit of all basic education schools in the country.

Bobboyi who was speaking on Thursday in Abuja during a high level consultative meeting on the 2022 National Personnel Audit (NPA)  of all basic education institutions in Nigeria, added that the exercise would enable the Commission collect accurate data on school enrolment, number of teachers and other personnel in the system as well as facilities among others.

He lamented that dearth of data on basic education has remained a major challenge, saying education planners and decision makers have had to make do with data that are not up-to-date or are outrightly falsified.

He noted that the last time the personnel audit was conducted was in 2018, noting that the desire of the Commission was to put in place a structure that would be updating the 2018 database on continuous basis and through this, build a culture of data generation and management down to the school level.

He added that the exercise would be carried out in collaboration with the State Governments and the Federal Capital Territory in all schools offering full or elements of basic education..

The fourth after 2006, 2010, 2018, the exercise is set to create a situation whereby proper planning is in place to end over estimate of needs leading to waste of resources, or under-estimation which leads to under-resourcing, would be nipped in the bud.

He warned that Nigeria’s school data for any particular period should be a national data that is available for use in and outside the country, adding that from the schools to the federal level, and at all times, the number of characters of learners, teachers and other personnel in schools must be in sync.

“Our desire after the exercise was to put in place a structure that would be updating the 2018 database in continuous basis and through this, build a culture of data generation and management down to the school level. This could not be achieved due to the absence of facilities and personnel at the difference levels,” he said.

He further said that the successful conduct of the exercise will give Nigeria a credible basic school data that can be quoted and used with confidence all over the world.


Tags assigned to this article:
Database