By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
Stakeholders in the Education sector have converged on Bauchi for the review of the 2017 to 2019 State Medium Term Basic Education Strategic Plan SMTBESP.
Similarly, the stakeholders including the twenty local government education secretaries are to develop a preliminary draft of the 2020 to 2022 SMTBESP to serve as the next stage of the Mid term development.
The review meeting was organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in collaboration with UBEC, Federal Ministry of Education, and some international development partners.
In a welcome address the Director Planning Research and Statistics of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Builder Adamu Abdullahi said the review is geared towards the delivery of quality basic education to children.
Builder Adamu Abdullahi said the mid term development plan will not only bring about national development but ensure massive enrollment and retention of pupils, reduce the number of out of school children and as well ensure quality delivery of infrastructure.
Declaring the review meeting opened, the Executive Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Dr Abubakar Surunbai Sheikh Dahiru said the event is informed by the demand for strategic planning in the education sector as necessitated by SDGs, change agenda and education for all targets.
Dr Abubakar Surunbai represented by the boards Permanent Commissioner two Alhaji Idris Hardawa, urged the participants to give positive contribution for the promotion of uniform qualitative and functional education in the state.
He used the medium to appreciate the effort of development partners to include UNICEF, World Bank, DFID, and other coordinating agencies such as Federal Ministry of Education, UBEC, State Agency for Normadic Education and Agency for Mass Education for their efforts towards producing the last Medium Term plan.
Meanwhile, when produced and validated the SMTBESP will help the state to draw up its annual action plan for the delivery of quality basic education.