he Chairman Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Rev. Emmanuel Aper, has expressed the determination of the Board to support the new School Monitoring Policy of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) as part of moves to improve the standard of basic education in the state.
He made the pledge when the management team of Guma Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) paid him a visit in his office.
Aper, who restated commitment to ensure effective administration of basic education system, and vowed to make the welfare of teachers in the state a top priority of his administration, however, pointed out that plans to employ additional teachers were being given considerable attention by the state government, led by Governor Samuel Ortom.
According to him, with the planned recruitment of more teachers the problem of shortage of qualified teachers in the school system would be a thing of the past.
Meanwhile, Mr. Uor Agaber, who led the management team from Guma LGEA, said that they were at the Headquarters of the board to congratulate Aper on his appointment as Chairman of SUBEB and commended the governor for finding him worthy of the appointment.
They also called on the SUBEB boss to accord staff welfare the deserved attention as well as ensure proper monitoring and inspection of schools.