Children’s survival depends on basic skills – UBEC chair

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The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi says Nigerian children need basic skills to survive.

Bobboyi who was the special guest at the Nigerian Military School 2019/2020 Academic session passing out parade ceremony and commissioning of Universal Basic Education Vocational Center said basic skills is very necessary for every child to succeed in life.

He explained that the conduct of training in the Nigerian Military School (NMS) involves military and academic activities for each academic session.

According to him, most successful business owners and entrepreneurs in Nigeria started by acquiring a vocational skill or training that is in high demand in the society.

He said Vocational education assist individual in better performance of their job as they acquire a great learning experience.

He noted that the vocational school was introduced by the Commission to address the out of school challenge in some states of the federation.

According to him, the move was to integrate boy child into basic education for quality and sustainable knowledge.

The completed and commissioned UBEC vocational training center intervention project is equipped with computer and electrical equipment and accessories.

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The Nigeria Military School came into being on 20th May 1954 with an initial intake of thirty boys known as “the first platoon”. With the introduction of the new policy of education, the school now runs a six-year training programme broken into junior and senior secondary classes of three years duration each.

All the subjects required by this policy are being taught at the school.

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