ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

  • i). Training of Inspectors, Education Officers, and Principals on Quality Assurance and best practices in education in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc;

  • ii). Training of Officers in Examination and Certification Division of the Ministry on ICT and computerization of examination results;

  • iii). Training of the remaining 30 indigenes of Akwa Ibom State on ICT in India between 2014 and 2016.

  • iv). Acreditation of courses in Tertiary Institutions as well as public Technical schools.

  • v). Training of primary school teachers on effective classroom management skills, basic classroom teaching methods and techniques, language communication skills and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

  • vi). Organization of a 2-Day Advocacy Workshop on Structure and Effective Implementation of the new Senior Secondary School Curricula in collaboration with the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC), Abuja.

  • vii). Payment of Subvention to all School Heads and Principals of Public Primary and Post-Primary Schools at the rate of N100.00 per pupil and N300.00 per student per term;

  • viii). Generation of reliable inputs through reports from Quality Assurance Inspectors and Evaluators for renovation and rehabilitation of schools by the Inter- Ministerial Direct Labour Co-ordinating Committee;

  • viiii). Implements free, compulsory and qualitative education in Public Primary and  Secondary Schools as the cardinal policy of Government;

  • viiv). Procurement and distribution of free exercise books, textbooks and other educational materials to public and private schools in Akwa Ibom State in key subjects like mathematics, English Language and sciences;

  • viv). Payment of Examination Fees and Scholarships to students of Akwa Ibom State origin in Tertiary Institutions;

  • vivi). Provision of grants and laptops to Medical and Law Students respectively;

  • vivii). Revalidation of Private Schools in Akwa Ibom State to ensure maintenance of standards and quality control;

  • viviii). Production of a Handbook for Chaplains in Schools as a prelude to introduction of Chaplaincy Services in Public Secondary Schools in the State;

  • viix). Development of Ibibio Language Curriculum;

  • vix). Conduct of verification exercise by the State Ministry of Education to ascertain the actual number of pupils in public schools in the State;

  • vixi). Collaboration with the Federal Government to implement the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in the State public primary schools.

 

  •  RESOURCES REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE
  • i). State Government support through budget implementation;
  • ii). UNICEF funding
  • iii). Federal Ministry of Education facilities
  • iv). World Bank funding
  • v). UNESCO support
  • vi). Universal Services Provision Fund (USPF)

 

MEASURABLE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN/ DELIVERABLES BY DECEMBER 2017

  • i). Provision of basic infrastructures – classroom blocks, science laboratories, computer laboratories, libraries and dual desks to public schools.

  • ii). Establishment of computer laboratories in all public secondary schools and Technical Colleges in addition to internet facilities.

  • iii). Completion of the training of the remaining 120 No. Akwa Ibom State indigenes on ICT in

  • iv). Conduct of 2016/2017 National Annual School Census in the State as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

  • v). Preparation of teachers and students on e-testing.

  • vi). Provision of boarding facilities in some selected Public Secondary Schools.

  • vii). Establishment of more skills acquisition centres in addition to the one at Nsit Ubium L.G.A to take care of more participants.

  • viii). Taking over of the 7 community schools earlier recommended to be taken over by the State Government.

  • ix). Establishment of new educational resource centre for Ministry of Education to help in the fabrication and production of science equipment.

  • x). Deployment of Chaplains in Public Secondary Schools in the State to inculcate moral discipline in the life of the children and return the school system to its good old days.

  • xi). Expansion of Education Management Information System (EMIS) unit in the Ministry which serves as Education data bank.

  • xii). Recruitment of more teachers and lecturers for public primary, secondary, Technical Colleges and tertiary institutions as well as instructors for special education centre in Uyo.

  • xiii). Increase funding for Tertiary institutions and the provision of hostel Accommodation (AKSU, Polytechnic, COE and College of Arts and Science).

  • xiv). Acreditation of courses in Tertiary Institutions as well as public Technical schools.

  • xv). Expansion of Adult and Non-formal education programmes in the 31 Local Government Areas of the State.

  • xvi). Provision of at least 10 utility vehicles to Ministry of Education and Zonal Offices to enhance effective monitoring and Quality Assurance practices in Schools.

  • xvii). Purchase and supply of school buses to 50 No. public secondary schools and 7 No. Technical Colleges in the State.

  • xviii). Construction of perimeter fence in all Tertiary, public Secondary, Technical and Primary Schools in the State to guarantee security of life and property and to avoid encroachment into the school land.

  • xix). Hosting of National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) Committee Meeting in the State.

  • xx). Resucitation of the committee against loitering by the Ministry of Education.

  • xxi). Renovation of 10 Zonal Education Offices and Examination Division at No. 2 Uwa Street, which are now dilapidated and appear unsafe for occupation by staff.

  • xxii). Participation at the Zonal and National levels of the PTDF “Emerging talents in science competition” for secondary schools.

  • xxiii). Registration of new textbooks from Authors and publishers for 2017 Book Review Exercise for Primary and Secondary Schools.

  • xxiv). Production and launching of blue print for effective implementation of free and compulsory education programme.

  • xxv). Encourage the building of first class model Private Schools in collaboration with Government to provide quality educational services to our children.

  • xxvi). To secure Accreditation of Academic Programmes for Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Polytechnic – Ikot Osurua, College of Education – Afaha Nsit and College of Arts and Science – Nung Ukim, Ikono.

  • xxvii). Provision of facilities to the existing boarding schools in the State.

  • xxviii). Establishment of School Based Management Committee (SBMC) in public secondary schools in the State.

  • xxix). Collaboration with Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) to provide ICT facilities to primary & post primary schools in the State.

  • xxx). Collaboration with NMEC/ UNESCO to distribute educational materials to Adult Education Centres in the State.

  • xxxi). Development of examination web portal for the publication of results of all the examinations conducted by the State Ministry of Education including the State owned Tertiary Institutions beginning from 2017.

  • xxxii). Establishment of Multilingual Resource Centre along Ikot Abasi Street in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

  • xxxiii). Encourage the smooth take-off of the Nigerian Navy Academic Institution at Ikot Ntuen, Ekparakwa, Oruk Anam LGA

 

COST CUTTING MEASURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED

  • i). Establishment of new educational resource centre for Ministry of Education to help in the fabrication and production of science equipments with a view to reducing the unit cost of purchasing ready-made equipments.
  • ii). Adoption of Modular School buildings construction method of 71 sq.mtre classroom that seat more than 28 students at a unit price of N8,273,501.60 excluding VAT and WHT but including desks and chairs.
  • iii). Collaboration of Government with technical colleges to mass produce dual desks, tables and chairs is likely to bring down the unit cost to the advantage of government.
  • iv). Payment of WASSC examination fees by Government to only indigenes of Akwa Ibom State will reduce the total cost.
  • v). Parents should be made to contribute 50% of the cost of placement, JS3, and SS2 promotion examinations with Government also contributing 50%.
  • vi). Government can make use of teachers/ civil servants already trained in computer application and basic ICT to assist school teach the concept of e-testing in examination instead of employing consultants that will make the cost to be unbearable.
  • vii). Government can employ the services of volunteer teachers in various fields of specialization to fill up the gap created by the dearth of teachers in the system.
  • viii). Indicators used for titration in Chemistry practicals are now produced by JETS students in schools. This reduces the cost of imported indicators for WAEC, NECO and Mock examinations.