The newly inaugurated Chairman of FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB) Alhaji Yahaya Musa Mohammed has warned staff and management to corruption, as it’s inimical to advancement of education in the Territory.
In particular, he emphasized that acts of corruption will not be tolerated as he hoped to hit the ground running.
He noted that it will be an aberration for staff and members of his Board to continue to live in the ages past.
According to him, Abuja as the nation’s capital, the expected performance of the Board cannot be anything less than the best.
The Board Chairman, lamented the fallen standard of education in the country, saying everyone is guilty for the menace as the students themselves.
However, he reiterated that with the cooperation and understanding of the Board’s Management, he will ensure that the right thing is done under the ambit of the law.
The two term Chairman of Abaji Area Council described as unpleasant the appearance of some secondary schools in FCT.
In her welcome address while briefing the Board Chairman and his members, Acting Director of SEB, Mrs. Nanre Emeje itemized challenges confronting the 14 year old Board to include dearth of inspection vehicles, which has limited the Board from satisfactorily performing one of her mandate which is inspection and monitoring of the over 62 Senior Secondary Schools in the territory.
Emeje added that the Board was constrained by shortage of manpower, office accommodation and congestion in most of the public schools due to the influx of people on daily basis and more patronage of public schools by parents who before now had their wards in private schools.
She said while the Board is on the verge of proposing 10 new schools to be built by FCT administration.
She stressed there is an urgent need to decongest the soaring demand for public education in the territory which saw the total number of enrollment rise to 64,000 last year.