The executive secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has disclosed that a total of 1147 communities across the country will benefit from special intervention projects under the School Base Management Committee (SBMC).
He made this known during the national flagoff of the Southern phase of the 2019 School Base Management Committee-School Improvement Programme held recently in Calabar.
This was contained in a statement by head public relations and protocol of UBEC, Mr David Apeh, in a statement in Abuja, quoting Bobboyi as saying SBMC is a mechanism for increased community participation in education development.
The executive secretary said the flag-off activities were crucial to successful project implementation which are deliberately executed to enhance project implementers capacity to plan, supervise and deliver on each project components as provided in the MOU.
“I am glad to announce that for 2019 SBMC-SIP, 1147 communities will benefit from the projects, ranging from special grant of five million each to macro and micro grant of two million and three fifty thousand respectively.” he said.
According to him, stakeholders in the 1,147 schools and communities have committed no less than 10 percent of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) contribution as counterpart funding for the smooth implementation of all the designated 2019 projects.
He noted that all the Southern states have a total of 527 SBMC-SIP projects in the 2019 funding arrangement.