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1147 communities to benefit from UBEC special projects

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, says a total of 1147 communities across the country will benefit from special intervention projects under the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC).

Dr Bobboyi stated this at the National flag-off of the Southern phase of the 2019 School-Based Management Committee-School Improvement Programme by UBEC in Calabar.

A statement by UBEC Head Public Relations and Protocol, David Apeh, quoted the executive secretary as describing SBMC as a mechanism for increased community participation in education development.

Dr Bobboyi explained that the benefitting 1,147 schools and communities have committed themselves not less than 10 percent of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) contribution as counterpart funding for the smooth implementation of the entire designated 2019 project.

Declaring the programme open, the Governor of Cross River state Ben Ayade, called for an overhauling of the Nations education system.

Editing by Tina Oyinsan