The Executive Chairman of Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Femi Majekodunmi clarified that the ongoing national personnel audit program for public and private basic schools, otherwise known as census school, is not about taxation or financial audit, but rather having the total number of teachers, students, infrastructure in all primary and secondary schools in the state to obtain useful information for planning purposes.
The NPA program is a collaborative exercise of the Universal Basic Education Commission and Ogun SUBEB.
It started on May 29, 2022 and will end on July 1, 2022.
Majekodunmi made this known during the audit follow-up exercise in selected schools in Yewa South and Obafemi Owode local government areas, stating that the objective of the program was to address the insufficient collection of data for effective planning and implementation in the education sector.
“The personnel audit will provide complete and reliable data on school-aged children enrolled in primary and secondary schools, to enable the government to have a database of pupils, students and the staff of public and private basic schools in the state,” he said. said.
Majekodunmi, in a statement made available by Chief Information Officer, Tolulope Ogunjimi, called on private school owners to cooperate with education officials responsible for carrying out the audit to provide information of first-hand on the categories of educated people and to determine the challenges with qualified and unqualified people. teachers.
He instructed officers on the ground to work hard to ensure that all schools involved are captured in the state, noting that due attention should be given to proper data collection.
In response, UBEC Acting 2022 NPA Team Leader Malam Abubakar Sahabo said the objective of the audit was to have the total number of teachers, students and infrastructure in all basic and junior high schools in the state to enable the government to plan adequately for them.
In their remarks, the principal of the school of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ilaro and the owner of the private school ASSLAW, respectively Kajola, Adekunle Babatunde and Aminat Abayomi, pledged to support the government in implementing successful implementation of the audit.