SUBEB boss urges private sector involvement toward quality education

”What we are witnessing today is a significant milestone toward the achievement of quality education in Plateau and the country in general.

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Prof. Mathew Sule,  the Executive Chairman of, the Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has called for deeper involvement of the private sector toward the provision of quality education in the country.

Sule made the call at the inauguration of Tanjuriel Elite Stars Model Academy, on Wednesday in Jos.

The don said that no government could provide quality education without the inputs and support of the private sector.

”What we are witnessing today is a significant milestone toward the achievement of quality education in Plateau and the country in general.

”No government anywhere can provide quality education without the input, support and cooperation of the private sector.

”Education is life wire of the society; it provides cure to societal ills such as poverty, diseases and what have you.

”So, government will not shy away from the reality, rather will leave its doors widely open for possible collaboration with the private sector for better service delivery,” he said.

Sule, who commended the owners of the school for the giant stride, however, reminded them that having a school was largely a social service where skills were acquired, “knowledge is given and not a profit making venture’’.

He also charged the management of the school to employ professional teachers and maintain global standards toward quality service delivery.

Earlier, Prophet Isa El-buba, the Chairman of Board of Directors, Tanjuriel El-buba Cooperation, the owners of the school said that the drive to support young people, particularly those from poor background to access quality education informed the decision to establish the school.

El-buba, who is the General Overseer,  El-buba Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI) said that 30 per cent of pupils in the school would be on scholarship.

”When I think about the future of every generation and at the energy and resources I have been able to put in to provide quality education for my children, I realise that many potential have been stagnated or buried because of lack of proper education.

”So, this vision is to give this generation access to the best of education in terms of spiritual discipline,  academic  and career development, and enable them attain their full potentials in life.

”There is different scholarship programmes for children, who coming from the low economic background to ensure no one is left behind in this drive to educate a generation

”So, the children of both the poor and the rich will have the privilege to attain this school,” he said.

On her part, Mrs Nissi Xavier, the Proprietor and Executive Director of the school, promised to engage qualitative personalities to support her in actualising the dream behind the initiative and to provide quality service to members of the public.

She said that the school would run crèche, day care services, kindergarten one and two, and the grade school system from one to five.

She said that aside the academics, the school would teach music and creative arts to the pupils as part of skills development.