CR SUBEB lists achievements in 2019


As the year 2019 winds down, the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CR-SUBEB) has listed its achievements during the year.

This is as CR-SUBEB Executive Chairman, Stephen Odey, said the Board will continue to improve on the quality of basic education in the state through infrastructural development, training and re-training of teachers, increased monitoring, amongst others.

“Looking at the activities of past months till date, you will agree that the Board has truly lived up to its expectations and more,” he stated at an end of the year parley in Calabar.

According to him, the achievements of CR-SUBEB transverse infrastructure, partnerships and the distribution of instructional materials.

According to him, the Board, under the 2018 UBE intervention funds carried out 36 infrastructural projects; with about 27 of those projects completed.

19 out of the 36 projects are model school structures, comprising of a nine classroom block, separate toilets for males and females, offices, conference room, water facility, gated compound with three exits.

Also, the Board in partnership with the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC) also set up four (4) E- learning centers across the three senatorial zones.

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The e-centers comprise of desktops computers ,solar panels, tables, chairs and other computer aaccessories.

Dr Odey said all of these improvements in school infrastructure, including the construction of storeyed classroom buildings, sick bays, etcetera, have led to an increase in pupils enrolment in public primary schools across the state.

“The three UBEC built Junior Secondary schools run by the Board in Akpabuyo, Abi and Yala LGAs have also experienced an increase in student enrolment due to the improved standard of education,” he added.

“The schools are located in serene environments, with conducive classrooms, adequate boarding facilities, well equipped science and ICT laboratories, sporting facilities, school clinic, and other modern facilities, which have bettered teaching and learning in these schools.”

“The Board also made great improvement in the on-going construction of the British Canadian International School. The project which is the first of it’s kind is in the final stages of completion.”

Understanding the role of instructional materials in effective delivery of basic education, the Board distributed 4,336 agricultural (farm) implements, some of which were; watering cans, wheel barrows, hoes, measuring cylinders, and so forth.

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Through UBEC, the Board also distributed 85 science laboratory equipment, 130 mathematics teaching kits and 590 mathematical sets to primary and junior secondary schools in the state.

In addition, over 57,000 library resource materials were distributed to primary and junior secondary schools in the state; which include Dictionaries, Mathematics, Literature, Computer and English Textbooks, etcetera.

In a continuous effort to improve on the learning condition of pupils, the Board supplied 7,728 plastic tables and chairs to primary schools. In addition, the Board through UBEC also distributed 242 round tables and 1,452 chairs to schools for Early Child Care development (ECCDE) pupils.
Primary school teachers were not left out.

To create a conducive environment for them, the Board also supplied 600 chairs and 600 tables to teachers across the state.

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