Benue: UBEC conducts CBT for federal teachers scheme candidates


By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

The Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC), has conducted Computer Based Test (CBT) for Federal Teachers in Benue State.

The Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) is an intervention program initiated by the Federal Government to create employment opportunities, improve economic fortunes of beneficiaries and address shortage of Teachers at the basic Education level.

The screening and computer Based Test (CBT) which is one of the conditions necessary for employment into the scheme where beneficiaries will earn Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000) per month for a period of two years was conducted on Monday, 16th November, 2020  in Seventy Five approved JAMB CBT Centers across the entire country with Two centers in Makurdi the Benue State Capital.

Officials of UBEC and Executive Chairman Benue SUBEB Comrade Joseph Utse who monitored the exercise,  described  it as orderly and successful.

UBEC Board Member representing North Central Zone, Richard Mnenga testified that the exercise was done with transparency and orderliness .

Barrister Chris Garba also UBEC Board Member who was present during the exercise said that the laid down requirements were followed by SUBEB and JAMB officials.

He noted that for subsequent examinations, accreditation be done a day before the examination to avoid hitches.

Executive Chairman Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, Comrade Joseph Utse appreciated Federal Government for this opportunity of creating employment for the youths and commended JAMB officials for the manner in which the examination was conducted and thanked UBEC for financing the whole project.

In separate remarks, Kashimana Alour and Felix Uorough who sat for the test commended the transparent nature of the exercise and expressed gratitude to both Federal and State Government for the opportunity.