The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in a bid to avoid situations where public buildings collapse indiscriminately.
This is to ensure that projects approved by the commission are executed according to specification.
Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, who spoke while signing the MoU in Abuja on Wednesday, said the idea is to provide conducive learning environment for learning in the country.
Bobboyi said COREN will engage in monitoring of the Commission’s projects at least twice a month once the project started.
According to him, “We have been giving money in the form of matching grants instincts, and much of these monies that have been given to states have been used for infrastructure.
“There are times we have real challenges in the quality of infrastructure but it is our hope that the journey we began with COREN will help us deliver the quality projects that we all yearn for and that can serve Nigeria’s energy,” he said.
On his part, the Registrar of COREN, Professor Joseph Odigure said resident engineers will be in charge of monitoring projects in the respective states.
Odigure noted that the MoU is to ensure COREN perfectly monitor UBEC projects for proper and quality delivery.