UBEC to review UBE implementation strategy

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has announced its intention to review the Universal Basic Education (UBE) implementation strategy to adequately cater for children with special needs, either over 189,070 in basic education in Nigeria.

UBEC Executive Secretary Dr. Hamid Bobboyi made this known during a 2-day interactive meeting of the Department of Special Programs with heads of the Special Education Office of the Universal Basic Education Councils of States (SUBEB) in Abuja as part of efforts to ensure inclusive education in the country.

While Nigeria has 189,070 enrollment in special needs primary schools, of which 100,863 are male learners and 88,201 are female learners, according to the 2018 National Staff Audit Report, there are between 93 and 150 million of children with different categories of disabilities around the world.

The boss of UBEC said he believed that with the right attitude and commitment, the new initiative could be executed with a high degree of results to meet the socio-economic development of the country and also meet international standards. of education that would make Nigeria and Nigerian children compete favorably with their counterparts around the world.

Bobboyi also acknowledged that for a better understanding of the principles of inclusive education in terms of whole-school planning, technical experts were carefully selected to launch the program.


He noted that the ultimate goal of the meeting was to ensure that the learning needs of all categories of children with special needs are adequately addressed through the provision of assistive technologies and of didactic material and that while he hopes that the needs assessment will serve as a guide to record the necessary information accordingly, he asked the experts to make appropriate observations for appropriate follow-up in their States.

He added that an effective inclusive education system would entail 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 a well-defined mission to achieve exceptional learning performance.

He urged them to adopt the right attitude to work in consideration of the future of children, especially children with special needs, to produce the required report that will achieve the objectives of this national mission.

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UBEC to review UBE implementation strategy

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