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UBEC, COREN partner on execution of projects

The Executive Secretary of UBEC Dr Hamid Bobboyi and the Registrar of COREN Prof. Joseph Odigure and others  

The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria COREN for the monitoring of matching grant education projects across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

At the event in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of UBEC Dr Hamid Bobboyi said the federal government is investing lots of resources as matching grants to the various states’ Universal Education board for the provision of infrastructure without the desired result.

Dr. Bobboyi expressed confidence that the new relationship with COREN would enable SUBEBS to deliver quality projects for the development of basic education in the country.

Dr. Bobboyi said COREN will engage in monitoring of the Commission’s projects at least twice a month once the project started.

“We have been giving money in the form of matching grants instincts, and much of these monies that have been given to states have been used for infrastructure.

“There are times we have real challenges in the quality of infrastructure but it is our hope that the journey we began with COREN will help us deliver the quality projects that we all yearn for and that can serve Nigeria’s energy,” he said.

On his part, the Registrar of COREN, Professor Joseph Odigure said resident engineers will be in charge of monitoring projects in the respective states.

Professor Odigure noted that a template for monitoring had already been developed to guide COREN in reporting especially when a contractor defaults

Editing by Danie Adejo.