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The Universal Basic Education Commission, which is an agency of the Federal Government, having a self-accounting status has a responsibility under FR1602 (iiii) and FR 1701 to fully constitute an Internal Audit which is a custodian of Internal control to provide a complete and continuous audit of accounts and records of Revenue and Expenditure, assets, allocated and unallocated stores, where applicable. FR1701 defines Internal Audit as a managerial control which functions by measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Internal Control system.
Generally, under FR1703 every Internal Audit, reports directly to the Chief Executive of the organization. Thus, the Department of Internal Audit of the Commission reports directly to the Executive Secretary.
The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by a Deputy Director. It is made up of two units, namely:
The Audit Department is statutorily saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that administrative and financial controls set by the Management is duly complied with. It also serves as a tool for measuring the adequacy or otherwise of internal controls within the system.
The following were the achievements of the Department of Audit during the year:
The Department faced the following constraints in carrying out its functions:
In the course of the year, the following activities were on-going:
The following activities are being proposed in the Department in future:
The Audit Department achieved much during the year 2020 despite the disruption of some of its activities due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Department is ever ready to address issues of ensuring adequate controls to forestall administrative risks, assets loss and even loss of funds.
She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.