The Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC) Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi has debunked the rumour that the on-going Personnel Audit Exercise being carried out by the Commission, in collaboration with State SUBEBs and other stakeholders, across Public and Private Primary Schools nationwide is geared towards the collection of taxes.
Dr. Bobboyi, who made the clarification today in Lagos at the State Universal Basic Education Board Maryland Office during a monitoring tour of the on-going exercise, explained that the process was strictly for planning a database of international standards which would be used to further develop education in the country.
He observed that planning was crucial to ensure an up to date data that would stand the test of time, adding that focus had always been on public schools, but the Commission has included private schools in the ongoing exercise to have a robust and accurate database.
In his own remark, the Chairman, UBEC, Dr. Mahmood Muhammed stated that his team was in Lagos to access and have first-hand information concerning the on-going exercise, stressing that Lagos has the capacity to resolve any challenges encountered from the exercise.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board Executive Chairman, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin urged all stakeholders involved in the exercise to fully cooperate with the Commission and SUBEB, emphasising that the exercise was not for any form of taxation.