SUBEB, UBEC train school administrators
By Saheed ibrahim
The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Abuja, in partnership with Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, has concluded plans to commence an intensive five–week training for School Administrators and Headteachers in the State.
The programme will address concerns regarding pupil enrollment and the menace of out-of-school children in public schools, a statement from the board’s director of press and public relations, Bolu Ajijo, stated.
Other participants include Education Secretaries, Zonal and Area Education Officers and about 1,000 teachers drawn from schools across the 18 Local Government areas of the State.
According to the Chairman of SUBEB, Victor Olabimtan, the programme is an integral component of Better Education Service Delivery For All. BESDA is for Education Management Information System, EMIS Officers.
Olabimtan underscored the need for participants to take the training seriously because they are the bedrock for the project’s success in the State.
He said the programme is designed to train EMIS Officers, Education Secretaries, and Zonal and Area Education Officers, especially over Nine hundred teachers drawn from Schools across the State in the use of digital platform, a modern trend in Attendance Management Information System in schools.
The former Ondo Assembly Speaker said the programme would help teachers digitally mark class registers, and the Head Office of the Board in Akure can track the number of teachers and learners in each classroom and school at all times.
The Board Chairman commended the Federal Government for initiating the programme, stating that Ondo SUBEB has taken delivery of a high–tech digital platform of over 1,000 tablets for the training.
Elaborating on the Project, the Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Dr Ayodele Akanle, said the training is divided into three modules.
“The first tranche which begins on Monday November 27, and ends on Friday December 1, is for EMIS Officers drawn from the Ministry of Education, Ondo SUBEB and the 18 Local Government areas of the State.
“The second tranche coming up from Monday 4th to Friday December 8, 2023, will accommodate the training of Education Secretaries, Zonal and Areas Education Officers while cluster training to be undertaken by the EMIS Officers that will cascade the training to the grassroots for three consecutive weeks would commence Monday December 11, 2023,” he said.