The Deputy Executive Secretary (Services) of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Isiaka Kolawale Olayinka said the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme cannot succeed without active participation and cooperation of UBE information managers.
Dr. Olayinka stated this at the ongoing training on communication strategy for public relations officers in UBEC/SUBEB and BESDA programme office holding in Kano State.
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According to a statement from the commission, he explained that Communication Information is key at every level of the programme, as such there is the need for the inclusion of information managers to participate in the project implementation.
The training according to Dr. Olayinka seeks to inform and guide their conduct and related activities towards ensuring the effectiveness of designated communication towards the overall goals of the programme in various states.
The deputy executive secretary noted that the BESDA programme initiative requires deliberate sensitisation and mobilisation of every critical stakeholder at each stage of the programme implementation.
He stressed that training will provide an effective response to identified UBE delivery and communication challenges and also provide fresh and innovative perspectives in engaging stakeholders’ state and non-actors, parents and other stakeholders.
The Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical), Dr. Bala Zakari who declared the workshop open said BESDA programme seeks to support designated federal and state agencies in line with the specific objectives of increasing equitable access to education for out-of-school children, improving illiteracy in focus states and strengthening accountability for result through system strengthening.
The five-day training programme drew public relation managers from the 17 focal states among others.