Dr Adamu Jatau Noma, Director, FCT UBEB
By Isa Ismaila
The Director, Federal Capital Territory Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, Dr Adamu Jatau Noma was last Thursday presented with Instant Africa Magazine’s Award of Excellence in Service delivery.
The Award, which was in recognition of what the magazine referred to as his outstanding commitment to duty and outstanding performance in the implementation of government basic education policies in the FCT was presented to him by the Editorial team of the Magazine led by the Editor in Chief , Johnson Eze
Receiving the Award, the Director, who was full of appreciation, thanked the media team for it, noting that it came to him not as a surprise but a confirmation of his excellent performance since assumption of office.
In accepting the award Dr Noma promised not to disappoint Nigerians: ‘’I want to assure you that by the grace of God I will not disappoint you. We in FCT UBEB will continue to do our best.
‘’We have built new class room blocks and trained qualified teachers.’’ He added that, FCT school students are amongst the best in the world.
‘’Our students have been coming top in global school various national and international competitions. In the latest world school quiz competition held in Brazil FCT students won the best prize also in India. In the United Kingdom we came first in school quiz competitions. Moreover, in other countries we have been coming first’’.
Dr Noma has a desire to make FCT school standard comparable to anywhere in the world even as schools in the Federal Capital Territory continue to excel in global school quiz competitions. Since the assumption of office, Dr Noma has consistently redefined the face of UBEB of FCT, from a board that was almost incapable of meeting the need of a modern day basic education management to somewhat a viable board that is today the toast in the country with so many laurels to his credit. The secret: his untiring and forthright attitude to work.
In a chat with the editorial team the indefatigable Director Dr Noma who gave graphical details of his achievements of his management team gave assurance of his determination to do more to deliver basic education from an age-old stupor he met on ground to a functional board this time with a capacity to improve to the standard of education in the FCT.