UBEC Spends N10b Yearly On Teacher Development.


By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja.




The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) says it expends not less that N10 billion every year on teacher professional development.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, who stated this in Abuja, appealed to stakeholders to join hands with Federal Government to improve on the quality of teaching and learning at the basic level.

This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists on Sunday and signed by the Commission’s Head of Public Relations, David Apeh.

Bobboyi said despite the challenges that confronted 2020 , occasioned by COVID-19, the Commission worked hard in many areas including support for provision of e-learning and other responses to the pandemic.

According to Bobboyi, “UBEC’s 10 per cent of the entire amount that is received from the Consolidated Revenue Fund is designated for Teacher Professional Development through the States Universal Basic Education Boards”

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