UBEC harps on accountability in handling FG education intervention funds



The State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEB) Directors of Finance, Heads of Internal
Audit and UBEC Accounts Desk Officers have asked to ensure accountability in handling Federal Government Universal Basic Education (UBE) intervention funds.


The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC), Hamid Bobboyi, made the call at a day workshop for SUBEBs Directors of Finance and other relevant officers on Tuesday in Abuja.


He said the place of transparency and accountability in  basic education service delivery could not be over emphasised.


“Our day to day operations have recently under close scrutiny and hence, we must collectively focus on our operations, especially how we manage the FGN-
UBE Intervention Funds.


“The commission in collaboration with SUBEBs in 2019 finalised work on the  newly developed Accounting Manual.


“The manual contains all accounting functions, national chart of accounts
and sample books of accounts and financial records.


“The objective is to strengthen the system by reinvigorating the rules
and procedures for executing financial transactions.


“This is to foster greater service delivery and public confidence,”he said.


Bobboyi expressed optimism that the workshop would provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences, review  performances, identify possible challenges among other things.


He assured that UBEC management would provide  necessary support, leadership, guidance, direction and towards ensuring successful adherence to the workshop theme.


“It is my hope and belief that after
this in-depth interactive workshop, participants would be exposed to the
accounting and reporting requirements for the FGN-UBE intervention funds.


“I therefore urge you to pay attention and participate actively so as to be equipped for the important task ahead.”(NAN)