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This is to inform all staff of KWSUBEB that the outstanding salary arrears of 116% owed to them by the previous administration for year 2016 and 2017 as well as 100% salary arrear of June 2016 for another 1,302 staff respectively have been completely cleared by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kwara State/Nigeria Governors' Forum Chairman Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, CON.

2. The attention of the Board has, however, been drawn to double payments erroneously made to some staff as a result of network glitches. A total of 356 staff fell into this category.

3. Every staff is only entitled to one single alert; if by error you received more than one alerts, kindly return the money to the KWSUBEB Salary Account domiciled with First Bank Plc already displayed at the finance department, KWSUBEB Headquarters office, or collect same from your Education Secretary, to enable others to receive their payment.

4. The KWSUBEB appreciates those who have demonstrated personal integrity by voluntarily returning the overpayment made to them to KWSUBEB Salary Account.

5. Any officer who fails to return theirs will have it deducted from their subsequent salaries.

6. Please treat as urgent.

Atere Aminat Abiola
Press Secretary, KWSUBEB
15th March, 2024.



Kwara’s Prof Adaramaja emerges Dean of SUBEB chairmen in Nigeria
It's a reward for hardworking, excellence: UBEC boss Bobboyii

The Executive Chairman Kwara state Universal Basic Education Board, Professor Shehu Raheem Adaramaja has emerged the Dean of the Forum of Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Nigeria.

Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyii, made the declaration on Monday at the monthly meeting of the forum which took place in Abuja, according to a statement by the Press Secretary of Kwara SUBEB Ameenat Abiola Atere on Thursday.

Dr Bobboyii said Prof Adaramaja was considered for the position because of his sterling record of performance, distinguishable character, leadership style, and the sincerity of purpose with which he handles his duties.

Commenting on his choice during a media parley in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Professor Adaramaja said this is a credit to the KWSUBEB team under the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

He said: "To God be the glory, I have been named the Dean of SUBEB Chairmen. This is just a manifestation of the tremendous work KWSUBEB is doing to improve the standard of education at the primary level.

"This was made possible by the level of confidence reposed in my leadership of the Board by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. The inspiration and support have been very massive. I am dedicating this rare recognition to the governor and indeed the people of the state.

"For us in KWSUBEB, this is a call for more service. Like it's often said, the reward for a good work is more work. This, we shall continue to do in Kwara. And to my colleague-SUBEB chairs, I will continue to work with my colleagues across the 36 states of the Federation to provide this noble group with the right direction. I will not take this for granted."

Ameenat Abiola Atere
Press Secretary
March 21, 2024.

FG launches campaign to tackle out-of-school children in Kwara

FG launches campaign to tackle out-of-school children in Kwara

Gov AbdulRazaq pledges to ramp up school enrolment

• As FG launches campaign to tackle out-of-school children in Kwara

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday said his administration’s investments in the education system of the state are fast yielding positive results, noting that this has continued to improve public school enrolment in the state.

He said the government birthed an e-learning system in basic schools to impart digital skills and improve learning outcomes, while boosting the capacity of teachers for maximum service delivery.

The Governor spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, at the official launch of the National Campaign on Out-Of-School Children and Distribution of School Materials to selected Out-Of-School Children (OOSC) in Kwara State.

“The introduction of the e-learning system by our government to our schools through the establishment of digital literacy centers and KwaraLEARN innovative teaching techniques in education, as well as the school feeding programme have not only reduced the pressure on the parents but also increased enrolment and motivated the pupils/students to be regular in the school,” according to the Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff Prince AbdulKadir Mahe.

The term "Out-Of-School Children" refers to children of primary or secondary school age who are not enrolled in a formal educational institution or who are deprived of the opportunity to access quality education and at the risk of missing out on valuable learning experience and skill development.

AbdulRazaq said the government will double down in pushing policies and programmes that will continue to make the learning environment attractive and ensure that no Kwara child is left out of school.

The Governor described the step to eradicate out-of-school children in Nigeria as unique and thanked the Federal Ministry of Education for picking Kwara as one of the first states to benefit from the national programme.

“It is my sincere hope and aspiration that the overall target of this campaign will lead to an improved enrollment of school children and eradicate the menace of out-of-school children in our society,” he said, urging parents to key into the initiative.

At the event were some federal and state governments officials, royalties, educationist, school heads and headteachers from across local governments of the state.

The Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR was represented by Balogun Gambari Ilorin Alhaji Muhammad Adebayo, who was accompanied by other chieftains of Ilorin Emirate.

Minister of Education Prof Tahir Mamman, for his part, said research studies indicate that Nigeria accounts for one out of every five out-of-school children in the world and 45% of out- of-school children in West Africa, saying this ranking is disturbing and unacceptable for a country regarded as Africa's largest economy.

Prof Tahir, who was represented by Dr. (Mrs) Olatunji David, said the federal government is mindful of the danger of the out-of-school children phenomenon and urged all key stakeholders, including civil society organizations, community and religious leaders, to act fast in checking the trend.

“Stemming the tide of out-of-school children is a task that this government seeks to accomplish. This is because we are mindful of the spiral effects of having a large number of uneducated population," he said.

"One of the implications is that Nigeria will constantly produce miscreants who are ready tools in the hands of criminal gangs."

He also appealed to all good spirited individuals within the state to aid the less privileged in communities by adopting the children and youths who are of school age and supporting their education.

The Minister praised Governor AbdulRazaq for his government’s commitment to changing the fortune of education in the state.

Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Hajia Sa'adatu Modibbo kawu, ìn her submission, called on the federal government to continue to give Kwara a priority in its dealings with states, given its (Kwara) sterling record of performance in basic education programmes.

“You must have been receiving records of performance of Kwara state in basic education, and you will discover that we are not lagging behind. I am appealing that Kwara State should always be given priority based on our track record of performances," she said.

Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KwSUBEB) Prof Sheu Raheem Adaramaja said the pride of any society depends largely on the structure, status and achievement of its basic education, acknowledging the exemplary commitment of Governor AbdulRazaq to the sector.

He said the administration has invested so much in school infrastructure and human capital development, and in the welfare of teachers and non-teaching staff to motivate higher productivity in schools.

He listed poverty, distance to schools, cultural norms, influx of immigrants, inadequate infrastructure and lack of awareness by most parents as some of the factors that contribute to the growth of out-of-school children.

He appreciated the Governor for doing so much to turn around the basic education in the state, saying history will never forget him.

UBEC Programme Coordinator for Kogi State Mall. Ibrahim Yusuf commended the steps so far taken by Governor AbdulRazaq to change the faces of education sector in Kwara, particularly the regular payments and judicious use of UBEC counterpart funds.

Yusuf called on parents and guardians to build a better future for their kids by enrolling them in schools, and requested the state government to start taking legal actions to discourage parents who, for one reason or the others, prevent their kids from attending schools.

Highlight of the occasion was the symbolic presentation of school bags and other educational items to the school pupils.


Atere Abiola Ameenat
Press Secretary

Qualifiers for Inter-local Govt school game begin in Kwara

Qualifiers for Inter-local Govt school game begin in Kwara

• As Olokuta JSS, C&S College clinch tickets for Ilorin East LG

An inter-school football game for public junior secondary schools in the sixteen local governments of Kwara state has commenced on Friday with qualifying matches between selected schools in Ilorin East local government areas.

The game, which is designed for male and female categories, is being organized by the Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs).

In the male category, the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Junior Secondary School in Sabo-oke clashed with Akerebiata Junior Secondary School, where the former qualified after a penalty shootout.

Olokuta Junior Secondary School in Oke-oyi scaled through the female category after beating its rival, Cherubim and Seraphim Junior Secondary School, Sabo-oke with 5 against 0.

Speaking at the end of the two matches, Executive Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Sheu Raheem Adaramaja, lauded the participating schools for excellent performance,

He congratulated the winners from both male and female categories, saying the motive behind hosting the game was not lost.

The Chairman, who was represented at the event by the Director of Quality Assurance Alhaji Abdullateef Adebimpe idiagbon, said the motive behind hosting the inter-school game was to foster physical and mental fitness of the students.

He commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for reviving school game and doing everything possible to keep the students physically and mentally fit, recalling that the government recently distributed sports kits across public schools in the state.

Prof Adaramaja said the present administration has not only heavily invested in school infrastructure and human capital development to aid teaching and learning, but is also bent on bringing back the physical education in schools because of its health benefit for pupils/students.

He also thanked the Ilorin East Local Government Education Authority and their teachers and non-teaching staff in the affected schools for their outstanding contributions to the success of the game at that level.

Sports co-ordinator for Kwara SUBEB, Mr Ibrahim Gafar was part of the agency's delegation that watched the two matches.

Atere abiola Ameenat
Press Secretary, Kwara SUBEB
10th November, 2023

AbdulRazaq pledges more support for sports devt, as Kwara SUBEB concludes school games

AbdulRazaq pledges more support for sports devt, as Kwara SUBEB concludes school games

• Ilorin West clinches First Prize, followed by Isin, Offa.

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said the administration is investing in the development of sports industry, most especially the school games to keep the pupils physically and mentally fit for academic excellence.

He said while the school children are required to study hard to achieve greatly, their involvement in extracurricular activities like sports strengthens their brains and helps the assimilation process.

The Governor spoke in Ilorin at the grand finale of the Basic Education School Sports (BESS) Competition, which was organized by the Kwara state Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).

"Education contains curriculum and extracurricular activities. This means that if you go into the classroom, you must also go to the field to play, because sports is not only about physical fitness and leisure but also helps in making you mentally strong as a student,” he said.

"The organizers and the participants should not see it as just a play, it is also a means of living and a means to unifying the nation.”

The government had recently distributed sports kits to all public basic schools in the state in preparation for the game, and in line with what the UBEC’s laid down rules.

The event, which kicked off late October, had pupils of public primary and junior secondary schools across the sixteen local governments of the state, who participated in various sporting activities such as football, volleyball, scrabble, Javelin, shot put, handball, skipping rope, long jump and high jump, among others.

AbdulRazaq, who was represented by the Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon Muhammed Baba Boriya, described the programme as a step in the right direction, adding it will also assist in discovering hidden talents in the institutions of learning.

He appreciated the UBEC for giving the state government necessary support to reposition basic education, and the KWSUBEB for putting up the sporting programme, assuring that the administration will continue to promote sport development in the state.

He advised all school administrators and sports officers in schools to always encourage their students to also partake in physical exercise, one of such he noted was the game just ended.

The grand finale was graced by some government officials including Kwara House of Assembly member Hon. Abdulganiyu Salaudeen; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Alhaji Ibrahim Dan-meigoro; Executive Chairman Kwara SUBEB Prof Sheu Raheem Adaramaja, and other principal officers of the Board; representative of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Deacon D.K Olayemi; representative of Head of Service, Hajia Fatimah Abolore Jimoh; Education Secretaries from the sixteen local governments; and the school pupils; various stakeholders in sports sector, among others.

Prof Adaramaja, in his remarks, said the game was organized to enhance the physical and mental fitness of pupils, and to discover hidden talents from the grassroots especially from primary and junior secondary school levels.

"The essence of basic education school sports is to discover talents from the grassroots especially from Primary and Junior Secondary School levels. In the last youth sports that was held in Asaba, Kwara State came 6th on the table. So, we want a situation where in the next Youth game, Kwara will be either first or second on the table,” he said.

He said about 11,000 students participated in the competition from across the 16 local government areas of the state, all of whom he said the government took care of in the course of their stay for the final stage.

"Close to 11, 000 students participated because we instructed every local government to send between 450 and 700 students and all of them complied. They arrived the day before yesterday. We accommodated them, we fed them and they enjoyed themselves. You can see that they are very happy and excited".

"You will recall that some time ago, we distributed sporting equipment to schools. We distributed so much sporting equipment to schools and we instructed them to go and practice and bring up their best from each local government area. So, the best among them are those you are seeing here today.”

At the end of the championship, Ilorin West local government emerged the overall winner, while the second and third positions went to Isin and Offa local governments respectively.

Atere Ameenat Abiola
Press Secretary
December 1, 2023.


Photos from event below:


Admission into UBEC Model Smart School Adeta, Ilorin

Announcement! Announcement!! Announcement!!!

1). This is to inform the general public that application forms for Admission into UBEC Model Smart School Adeta, IIorin Kwara State is now available.

2). Completion of the application forms will end on Tuesday 02/05/2023.

3). Requirement for Submission of application forms

  • Immunization Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Candidate's last term Result
  • Candidate's recent passport photographs....2 copies.

4). Entrance exams will come up on Wednesday 3rd May 2023 at the school premises (UBEC Model SMART School Adeta, Behind Government High School Adeta Ilorin, Opposite Bovas Filling Station) by 9:00 am prompt

  • Candidates are expected to come with their writing materials only
  • No parents will be allowed into the exam hall during the entrance examination

5).  Application form is free.

6).  No late submission of the application form will be entertained.

7).  The current third-term Admission exercise is open for pupils in Pre-primary 2, primary 1,2, and 3. The Junior Secondary School section of the Smart Model School will admit students for JSS 1 only. 

8). Subsequent Admission exercise will come up in September 2023 for the 2023/2024 academic session.


The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, Ilorin



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