How we are ensuring pupils stay in school – SUBEB
By Boluwatife Akinola
Ondo State Universal Education Board (SUBEC) has said it will develop a website aimed at monitoring teaching and learning, to ensure uniformity in learning across schools in Ondo State.
The SUBEB Chairman, Victor Olabimtan, stated this at the opening ceremony of a five-week intensive training for School Administrators and Head Teachers in the state.
The training, organized by the Universal Basic Education Boards (UBEC) in collaboration with SUBEB, took place at the National Institutes for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) in Ondo.
Olabimtan expressed SUBEB’s commitment to significantly reduce the number of out-of-school children in Ondo State. He highlighted the support provided by UBEC through the Better Education Service Delivery (BESDA) program, covering all 36 states in the federation.
The SUBEB Chairman outlined the Board’s plans to monitor teaching and learning activities, maintain attendance records, manage grades, and develop a unified curriculum for pupils across the state.
He stated, “The Board is already developing a functional website for the regular monitoring of teaching/learning activities, data collection, deployment of weekly learning activities, and to ensure uniformity in lesson plans in addition to attendance monitoring.”
Referring to the BESDA program, Olabimtan explained the Board’s efforts to monitor learner punctuality through the BAMIS (Attendance Management Information System) programme.
He highlighted the procurement of 1030 tablets to capture and monitor teachers and learners in schools. These tablets will be distributed to key committee members, education secretaries, Zonal/Area Education Officers, data officers, and selected public junior and primary schools in the state. He affirmed the administration’s commitment to supporting BESDA and BAMIS, ensuring increased capacity for accurate and timely attendance tracking in schools across the state.
Declaring the programme open, Ondo State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Pastor Femi Agagu, expressed gratitude to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for prioritizing education in the state. He also thanked UBEC for their valuable programme.
UBEC State Coordinator, Mrs. Olanike Adams, stressed the participants’ commitment to the task at hand, emphasizing the program’s primary focus on monitoring pupils and teachers within schools.
She urged participants to dedicate their physical presence and full attention to the training, underscoring the importance of not disappointing the state.
Discussing the BAMIS application, Mr. Jubril Abubakar highlighted the establishment of a mobile app designed to enhance digital attendance monitoring.
He mentioned that officers will receive access to the app, facilitating usage and providing insights into successes and challenges through feedback mechanisms.