The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Nation Commission for Nomadic Education, the National Bureau for Statistics, the National Population Commission, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, and the Association of Private School Proprietors have begun the conduct of personnel audit exercise in all nursery, primary and we juunior secondary schools, both public and private, in Lagos State.
A statement personally signed by the LASUBEB chairman, Him Wahab Alawiye-King and made vaialable to newsmen, which informed proprietors of private schools and management of public schools operating basic education curricula in Lagos State, stayed that the exercise began on Monday, June 5, 2023 and will last till Saturday, June 25, 2022.
According to the statement, the national personnel audit exercise is aimed at: obtaining comprehensive and reliable data on pupils in basic education in order to reduce the number of out-of-school children; determine the number of schools locally and nationally; establish a basic education data bank; obtain the number and qualification of teaching and non-teaching staff in the basic education institutions nationwide.
Other aims includ: determination of the key performance indictors in the basic education sub sector and determination of the number, qualifications and distribution of SUBEBs and LGEAs personnel; obtaining reliable and verified data for accessing the impact of basic education delivery; and generating data for effective national and global reportage.
Alawiye-King added, “We appeal to all public and private primary and junior secondary schools, including unity, faith-based, military, para-military and international school owners, particularly the Coalition of Private School Owners in Lagos State, to please cooperate with the enumerators for effective data gathering. This exercise is simply for comprehensive data gathering and not an attempt to sanction schools, but to track the achievements of relevant Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, and feed data into the National Data Bank to strengthen Basic Education Management Information System for national and global reporting.”
The LASUBEB boss also revealed that the personnel audit is not for tax and billing purpose.