Basic education strategies to meet socio-economic development underway – UBEC

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Universal Basic Education Commission has commenced plans to institute new dimension strategies in basic education in the country.

This was the submission of the Executive Secretary of the commission Dr. Hamid Boboyi at the 2-day interactive meeting of the Department of Special Programs with SUBEB special Education Desk Officers in Abuja.

Boboyi believes that with the right attitude and commitment, the initiative can be executed with a high degree of outcome to meet the socio-economic development of the country and also meet the international standards of education to make Nigeria its children equal among peers.

The Executive Secretary noted that for a clearer understanding of the principles of inclusive education in terms of whole-school planning, technical experts have been carefully selected to kick start the program.

He said the ultimate goal of the meeting is to ensure that the learning needs of all categories of children with special needs are adequately catered for through the provision of assistive technologies and instructional materials and that while he hopes the needs assessment will be a guide to record the necessary information accordingly, he requested the experts to make appropriate submissions for proper follow up in their states.

He mentioned that the effective inclusive education system will bring about the implementation of individualized education opportunities for different categories of children with disabilities, provide a common learning environment for all learners and present a clear vision and well-stated mission geared toward achieving exceptional learning performance.

Boboyi urged them to put in the right attitude to work in consideration of the future of the children, particularly children with special needs to bring out the required report that will achieve the objectives of this national assignment.

It is on record that they are between 93 – 150 million children with different categories of disabilities in the world. There are 100, 863 males and 88,208 females totalling 189,070 Nigerian children with different categories of disabilities in basic education institutions only as revealed in UBE National Personnel Audit report in 2018.

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