In a significant move towards enhancing the development of basic education in Kebbi State, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has granted approval for the release of a whopping N1,204,452,363.76 to the Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). This allocation aims to enable the board to access the Federal Government of Nigeria/Universal Basic Education (FGN/UBE) Matching Grant for the year 2023. The news was announced in a statement by Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor.
With this approval, an additional sum of N2,408,904,707.52 will be made available for infrastructural development within the basic education subsector in Kebbi State. The Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Sulaiman Khalid Jega, expressed his gratitude for the governor’s unwavering support in advancing the state’s basic education sector.
The allocated funds will be utilized for various purposes, including the provision of additional school furniture, perimeter fencing of schools, and the establishment of water and sanitation facilities such as boreholes and hand pumps. Furthermore, the funds will be instrumental in improving sports facilities, promoting agricultural education, and integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all schools under the purview of the board.
Governor Bagudu’s commitment to the development of basic education in Kebbi State has been commendable, and this recent approval further underscores his dedication to the cause. The Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Sulaiman Khalid Jega, assured that these funds would be efficiently utilized for the intended purposes, resulting in a significant boost to the overall quality and accessibility of education for children in Kebbi State.
The development in Kebbi State’s basic education sector is poised to have a far-reaching impact on the educational landscape, fostering a conducive learning environment and equipping students with the necessary tools for success. The state government’s partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria in accessing the UBE Matching Grant highlights their joint commitment to improving the educational opportunities available to the youth.
This generous funding injection sets the stage for an accelerated pace of development in Kebbi State’s basic education sector, positioning it on a trajectory of progress and prosperity. It is a testament to Governor Bagudu’s vision and determination to prioritize education as a cornerstone for societal growth and development.
Source: The Sun Nigeria
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