Ibrahim Abdullahi OduaGombe
Education is said to be the bedrock of any development because without it there can be no manner things will travel allow alone of progressing. That is why it is popularly said that 'anyone who states that instruction is expensive should seek a spot of illiteracy' and he will see that nil can take the topographic point of instruction no substance the level. It is therefore, not out of topographic point for anyone to pass hugely in order to acquire a sound and qualitative education.
Even the Holy Place books of Islamism and Christian Religion support the hunt for cognition because it is an constituted fact that without instruction no 1 can function God. 'My people perish because they miss knowledge', the Book says. The Holy Place Qur'an too promotes the hunt for instruction which will enable the seeker the chance to detect Allah and be able to worship Him effectively the manner he should.
The foregoing and other grounds and factors have got made consecutive authorities in the state fashioned out assorted agency and instruction systems which were all aimed at making instruction readily available to all Nigerians at least to a satisfactory degree where they can read and compose in any of the three major linguistic communications widely spoken in the country. In the past, there have got got been different instruction systems starting with Universal Joint Joint Basic Education (UBE) in the 60s and 70s then came the 6-3-3-4 instruction system which have now given manner for a revised UBE system.
Apart from the Ministry of Education which is the exclusive decision maker of instruction in the state there are other federal federal federal federal agencies that complement the functions of the ministry and these include; Universal Basic Education Committee (UBEC) at the Federal Soldier degree while the states have UBEB as well other agencies concerned with instruction just as foreign agencies and other United Nations agencies and giver gencies are not left out in the command to supply instruction for all in the country.
However, in its attempt to guarantee that instruction was given the needed attending that would do it develop, authorities set up the Education Trust Fund (ETF) which was mandated to step in in the sector by aiding the execution of all the programs of instruction particularly in the proviso of substructure and capacity building, it is therefore a common topographic point all over the state to see the physical marks of the activities of the ETF.
One of such as is the multi million naira Community Education Resource Center (CERC) a joint undertaking between the ETF and Gombe State authorities which was commissioned recently by the Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Elijah Muhammad Danjuma Goje who called for public-private partnership for the effectual development of the instruction sector by sustaining the ever-increasing enrolment in the schools.
The mammoth CERC building which is to function the full North-East bomber part comprising the six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe have installations for in and out of school students, scientific discipline and technical laboratories, library for audio and visual, computing machine center, cyberspace café and a telecasting screening hallway where users can loosen up and catch merriment 'all plant without drama do Jack a dull boy'. It also have a direction commission made up of seasoned educationalists and decision makers for effectual administration.
The Governor while commissioning the undertaking in Gombe lamented that in the past, investing in the instruction sector went down the drainage owed to mediocre planning on the portion of government, non-challant mental attitude of the students, instructors and members of the host communities, declaring that the tendency must be stopped if meaningful positive advancement would be made in the sector.
Governor Danjuma Goje, is an educationalist himself(s) having passed through the Teachers College assured that, in order to forestall the tendency in the state, his disposal would represent a school based direction commission charged with the duty of maintaining all physical constructions and installations in all the schools in the state, declaring that finances were recently released for a thorough audited account of all instructors in the state while the Ministry of Education on its portion would escalate its monitoring, rating and review activities to guarantee good care of facilities, quality instruction and learning.
He further lamented that the state authorities ain 79 percentage out of the 393 secondary schools in the state while the private sector and communities have got 9 and 12 percentage respectively. He therefore enjoined NGOs, people and the private sector to squad up with the state authorities in order to turn to the enormous disparity related to access, inclusion and accomplishment in the educational sector.
On the CERC project, the Governor commended ETF for completing it, saying that it have a tremendous importance to the society, pointing out that the ETF intercession in the instruction sector have enabled authorities to inculcate information engineering into the schools' system and have implemented effectual computing machine preparation programs for the instructors and pupils in improver to building and redevelopment of classrooms, pupils hostels, workshops, labs and the proviso of furniture, books, scientific discipline equipment, computing machines and cyberspace installations worth billions of naira to the state.
He then assured that his disposal would give all the necessary support to the centre to guarantee that the society deduces the full benefit authorities would build an asphalt road, supply a 250KVA generating set and link the centre to the chief beginning of H2O supply.
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