Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Center for Information Technology and Development CITAD and other Non-Governmental Organizations NGOs towards the development of basic education in the state.
The State chairman of the board Dr Surumbai Dahiru Usman Bauchi, stated this when a team of the CITAD and Reproductive Health Initiative and support association RHISA, paid an advocacy visit to the Board in Bauchi.
The SUBEB chairman, represented by the permanent commissioner 1 of the board Idris Ahmed Hardawa said such a visit would no doubt deepen strong partnership for developing the education sector in the State.
In his remark, the Director of Schools services SUBEB Korijo Buba appreciated the efforts of the NGOs and called for broad involvement of SUBEB in the implementation of their projects, promising total support of the board.
Speaking earlier, the Senior Programs Officer CITAD Isah Garba said, they were engaged in ensuring good governance in the state by strengthening citizens participation in the decision-making process, budgetary and procurement processes of the state.
The program Manager RHISA solicited the support of the board in the implementation of the programme which involves the adequate provision of school infrastructures, supply of instructional materials, prompt and regular payment of teachers’ salary as well as allowances to ensure the sustainability of all initiatives undertaken to improve quality of basic education in the state.
He maintained that the aim was to alter the narrative which put Bauchi state as one of the states in the northeast region of the country with the poorest education indices.