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UBEC audit begins in Anambra

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THE 2022 National Personnel Audit exercise for Basic Education has commenced in Anambra State.

  The exercise is being carried out by the Universal Basic Education Commission.

  Receiving a delegation of the Anambra State’s team conducting the exercise, Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh stated that in realisation of the pivotal role of data in planning, the Anambra State Ministry of Education has since commenced biometric capturing exercise for data collection in Anambra State’s Schools.

  Prof Chuma-Udeh expressed the hope that the outcome of the exercise would be a matching data to that of the Universal Basic Education’s Personnel Audit exercise.

  While assuring the team of Anambra State’s support, Prof. Chuma-Udeh directed all schools to cooperate with the team, charging schools to provide accurate data, bearing in mind that the data supplied would be subject to verification.

  Earlier, the Deputy Director Internal Audit, Universal Basic Education Commission, Elder Edward Abaraka, who led the Anambra State team of UBEC Auditors to a courtesy call on the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh in Awka, stated that the audit would cover both private and public schools, including registered and unregistered ones in the state.

  The essence of the audit, according to Mr. Abaraka, was to guide the government in planning for the future of the Nigerian child and ensure equitable distribution of federal government education grants to schools across the federation.

  The exercise will also help determine the number of qualified teachers in the state, establish where there is deficit and identify the number of children in and out of school.

  The National Personnel Audit which is in compliance with the Act that established UBEC was first carried out in 1996, with subsequent ones in 2006,2010 and 2018, Mr Abaraka said.

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