THE House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Basic Education and Services has lauded the Plateau Government for efficient use of basic education grants and the state government’s determination to improve standard of education.
The Acting Chairman of the committee, Benjamin Bem, gave the commendation when he led other members on an oversight function to the state on Monday.
Bem, who expressed satisfaction with the quality of projects executed and infrastructure provided in public primary schools, urged it to keep up with the good job.
”Our primary responsibility is to check and ensure that the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Plateau does the right thing and from what we have seen so far, they are on track.
”We encourage them to do more, work harder and put more emphasis on maintenance of facilities provided,”Bem said.
Earlier, Prof. Mathew Sule, the Executive Chairman of Plateau SUBEB, thanked the committee for the visit, passed good and satisfactory comments on the board.
Sule, promised that the board under his stewardship would continue to work hard and utilise the counterpart funds given them to promote quality teaching and learning.
”We will continue to work toward ensuring that we do more for the children of Plateau
”Basic education as you all know is one level of education that is capital intensive because of the number of children that have to go to school.
”And because we are working to bring down the number of out-of-school children in the state, we are doing everything possible to ensure all the children in this state are in school, ”he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee visited the Obasanjo Model School, Hwolshe, Sahel Model School and Government Technical College, Kuru, all in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau
Other schools visited include; Methodist primary school, School of the deaf and local education primary, in Jos North and Bassa local gvernment areas, among others. (NAN)