Late Arrival Stalls UBEC/SUBEB Meeting In Delta As Delegates Lambast Education Minister


Delegates at the 19th quarterly meeting between the management of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) lambasted the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Anthony Nwuka, over his late arrival to the event.

Though the African mentality of late arrival to events played out by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nwuka, however stalled the 19th quarterly meeting billed to hold Tuesday in Asaba, the capital city of Delta state.

Mr. Nwuka who was to represent his boss, Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education at the event at Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba with the theme “Textbook Policy: “An Effective Tool For Enhancing Delivery of Qualitative Basic Education In Nigeria”, could not arrived the venue on time after guests have seated since 9:00 am in the morning waiting for his arrival.

HardReporters correspondent learnt that after waiting several hours, guests deserted the venue with their long faces before the arrived of the Minister and the meeting could not not take place as scheduled and was therefore canceled.

Our correspondent observed that the delegates who were visibly anger and impatiently waiting for the meeting to kick off were however disappointed when it was discovered that the meeting will no longer take place as a result of the delay in the arrival of the Minister and they all deserted the chairs in the venue.

Some of delegates who murmured in the hall expressed disappointment over the
minister’s lateness to the event, describing him as an incompetent and unfit to function in the office given to him.

Mr. Nwuka however used the opportunity to embark on courtesy visits on the state governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the palace of the Asagba of Asaba. The meeting, it was gathered will kick off Wednesday at the same time and venue.


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