The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the Effective Schools Programme under the Universal Basic Education scheme – in 111 Schools across the country

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi announced the take-off of the Schools on Monday in Abuja, at a one-day meeting involving UBEC, States Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs), Coordinating Directors, and Head Teachers of UBE Effective Schools.

Bobboyi who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Professor Bala Zakari (Technical), noted that Effective Schools were established as part of efforts of the Commission to address the twin challenges of learning crisis and out-of-school children, while also providing Nigerian children at the basic level of education with the tools they need for better learning outcomes and 21st century knowledge acquisition.

He expressed the commitment of UBEC to providing a conducive environment for Nigeria’s school-aged population to acquire functional basic education, noting that Effective Schools would enhance the efficiency of UBE delivery by ensuring that minimum standards are attained and maintained in all educational programmes

According to him, the Effective School Programme was designed to progressively improve the resources and routines of teaching and learning towards optimizing the potential of both teachers and learners within the school system.

Earlier in his welcome remark, Director of Social Mobilisation of UBEC, Dr. Ossom Ossom, underscored the importance of head teachers in the success of the UBE Effective Schools Programme, while also reminding them of the task ahead.