… Says learning under trees by pupils uncomfortable
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
In continuation with the five day Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Executive projects monitoring under 2016, 2017 and 2018 Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Benue State Government Intervention Funds, the Executive Chairman SUBEB Rev. Emmanuel Aper has called on Contractors handling Benue State primary schools projects particularly at RCM Primary school Abwa to speed up for timely completion of work on the seven blocks of class rooms.
The Executive Chairman also said that the situation where mango trees within the school have become learning class rooms for the primary pupils was uncomfortable.
Represented by the Permanent Member One of the Board Hon. Mike Kusah, charged Contractors to expedite speedy completion of the projects to ensure safety and conducive learning environment for the primary Schools pupils.
He applauded some of the Contractors for executing UBEC/SUBEB projects according to standards and specifications and reemphasized that stiff sanctions await executors of substandard jobs.
The Executive Chairman directed Contractors handling projects at RCM Primary school Waapera and LGEA Primary school Gboko Central, where the executive Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom and the Director Quality Assurance SUBEB Mrs Dooshima Jibo had their primary school education to appear before the Board for questioning in respect to substandard jobs execution.
He lamented why some Contractors choose substandard jobs to quality ones after being mobilized for quality jobs with the UBEC/SUBEB standards and specifications at their disposals.
Eairlier, the Benue State UBEC Coordinator, Mrs. Augustina Sanchi emphasized quality, safety and conducive learning atmosphere for the primary school pupils.
She reiterated that the contracts of airing Contractors are threatened and would permanently lost business partnership with the Board.
She assured that every airing Contractor must not go unpunished.
Nigerian NewsDirect reports that schools visited by the SUBEB Executive monitoring team were; NKST Primary school Garagboul, NKST Primary school Tyowanye, RCM Primary school Abwa
Others include; St Ann’s primary school Adikpo, NKST Primary school Mbaakon, LGEA Primary school Ge – Mbayem and RCM Primary school Waapera.