KWSUBEB distributes instructional materials


The Kwara State Government has again distributed instructional materials worth millions of naira to public primary and junior secondary schools under the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). 

The instructional materials distributed were part of the gains of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq's commitment to basic education through the payment of counterpart funds. 

Speaking during the flag off of the distribution which was well attended by top government functionaries and critical stakeholders in the education sector, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said the gesture was intended to strengthen public basic education system in the state. 

The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, said the distribution underscored the commitment of his administration to give solid foundation to Kwara children to find their feet through life.

"This comes on the heels of massive investment in infrastructural development across social sectors, especially basic education in the state. Today, we are fixing schools' facilities in more than 600 locations in the state. Our administration has also ensured that teachers are paid as and when due, while promotion arrears are being sorted one after the other", he stated.

He added that "we have also implemented the full minimum wage in a way never seen before in the recent history of Kwara State. All of these are meant to place the state on a sound footing. I am glad that we are already getting results for our modest efforts, as recent outing in national competition have shown. We will not rest on oars".

"We are providing these multi-million naira instructional materials to further ease access to qualitative basic education. Instructional materials are central to effective teaching and learning. I commend our partners and donor agencies for their support which makes this possible. I also commed all the stakeholders in the education sector, including the management of SUBEB for their untiring efforts to restore the glory of basic education in the state", AbdulRazaq said. 

The Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Shehu Raheem Adaramaja said the distribution of the instructional materials which is the third since the inception of the present administration, was part of the Governor's efforts in repositioning basic education and creating conducive environment for pupils and students. 

Adaramaja added that the distribution of the instructional materials would go along way in improving basic education in the state. 

"Let me quickly commend the efforts of Your Excellency for the prompt response to the yearnings and aspirations of all the workers in the state through the regular payment of workers' salaries and the implementation of the new consequential adjustment for all the teaching and non-teaching staff across the state. 

"Let me congratulate Your Excellency on the recent victory of our students on the 1st position attained on the presidential debate held in Lagos on 15th December, 2022 which led to the state representing Nigeria in the World competition holding in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai in July 2022".

"The Board equally wants Your Excellency, to please consider the renovation of SUBEB headquarters offices and provide interlocking to create enabling working environment for effective and efficient service delivery", the Executive Chairman appealed.

Atere Abiola Ameenat
PRESS SECRETARY KWSUBEB
17th February, 2022.

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