Professor Ibrahim Yero, Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state’s basic education sector is in a state of decay.
Yero said this while inaugurating a 13-man committee of the newly constituted board on Tuesday in Bauchi, the state capital.
“We are all living witnesses to the decay in the basic education sector in Bauchi State over the years.
A lot of things have deteriorated, no qualitative teaching, in most of the schools no qualified teachers, no infrastructure, we have a lot of problems bedevilling the education sector in the state.
It is a general problem no doubt across the country, but that of our state is particularly different because some of the things that have gone wrong were deliberately done and it will take time to address them.
But we have no other option rather than to take the bull by the horn and to face the problems and challenges squarely,” he said.
He asserted that the task of revamping the education sector was a great responsibility, but said that the problems and challenges were surmountable considering the capable hands of the members of the board.
Yero called on the members of the board to shun sentiments, differences and to face the problems and challenges squarely so that the children of the state could get the needed knowledge, training and skills.
“We have our own whims and caprices, but if we put the interest of the state first and famous and the interest of the children of the state over and above our own personal interest, we will transform this education sector for posterity to judge.
I, therefore, call on all members of this newly constituted board to put in their best for the sake of God, for the sake of children of Bauchi State.
They are our future, they are our hope because very soon, we will have to hand over the baton to them, we cannot continue to run the affairs of Bauchi State.
Time will come, whether we like it or not, we have to give way to them and if we don’t give them the necessary education, training, and skills required, they will not be able to cope with the challenges they will face ahead of them in life,” Yero said.
The inaugurated board has Babayo Misau and Ibraheem Sule as Permanent Member one and two repectively.
Others are: Saidu Suleiman, Murtala Ibrahim, Awal Jallah, Adama Shuaibu, Ahmed Umar, Alhassan Jumba, Muazu Salihu, Muhammed Abdullahi, Jumba Pali, and Danjuma Saleh.