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Before the year 2007, Nigerian government has been managing unprofitable contractual situations, most of which lacked the needed value for money. Some of which also were negative due to the very little monitoring habit that coursed general project abandonment for which in a general view those projects had suffered a great setback in terms of quality and sustainability. Furthermore, the government had made series of efforts trying to subdue these impending problems during which ample consultations were made; many programmes were designed in the bid to stop the menace. However it was in the course of this that in the year 2007 the government came up with an agency that was shouldered with responsibility of checkmating these issues to appropriately monitor the quality of jobs being done and making sure that such works were actually captured in the years budget and therefore executing them accordingly. The government witnessed a tremendous achievement with this effort and thereby felt the need to improve on it and then transformed it into a well-organized outfit with autonomous control over all MDAs in the case of contract execution. This giant step has helped the Universal Basic Education Board to also have the long needed control over their numerous contracts across the country. It brought a great sanity into their ways of engagement concerning every contract process putting in mind the now introduced procurement law. The Universal Basic Education Board has therefore adopted all necessary medium in their ways of conducting all contract proceedings adhering with the procurement law put in place. The daring need therefore to completely abolish all past errors brought the need to adopt and practice the present procurement processes. Therefore the extent of achievements of these processes needed to be abreast which in turn brought the need for the procurement process of the Universal Basic Education Board. It is very important that all parties must be satisfied with the quality of the project as well as timely payment by the client if satisfied for the overall performance. It is recommended that the pre-qualification process should be supported by laws which will guide against the people that might try to hijack the process. The whole process should be overhaul to avoid those who will try to use power in trying force professionals or official assign in carrying out the pre-qualification task.
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Author(s): Nafiu Lukman AbiodunNgaloru Stellamaris NgoziOnwunali Magnus ChibuezeEbuk Love Effiong Adiukwu Roseline Nwawure and Shazali Isrsquohaq
Education, Classroom, Contract, Government, Procurement