#EducateDamaturu (Citizens Led Tracking UBEC Spending In Damaturu) – Tracking NGN82,882,997.33 for the Construction And Rehabilitation of School Projects across Damaturu LGA, Yobe State for the 1st – 4th quarters of 2018 SUBE/UBEC intervention fund

A classroom in Ali maramai Primary School, Damaturu, Damaturu LGA

Yobe state government through State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) & Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention fund annually invest over NGN 2 billion for capital projects across the state. Despite such investment on basic secondary and primary education, despite the investment  there is still massive infrastructural deficit and decay in the state partly because the majority of contractors are implementing substandard projects away from the specifications on the contract documents, especially in the rural and hard to reach communities. In effort to contributively facilitate the delivery of improved learning and teaching environment for the grassroots community The Spotlight data gathering team discover tender advertisement by the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission on 10th September 2019 called for bids on the construction and Rehabilitation of School Projects across 17 LGAs of Yobe State for the 1st-4th quarters of 2018 SUBEB/UBEC intervention funds.

The Spotlight has embarked on #EducateDamaturu campaign to track NGN82,882997.33 and provide oversight over the execution of eleven (11) school projects and simultaneously engage the beneficiary community to take ownership of the tracking with timely and detailed information to enable citizens’ participation and foster their inclusion in the project. To enable a positive and prosperous campaign, we are calling on all stakeholders, most importantly the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission, the good people of Damaturu Community and the general public to participate fully in this campaign and provide all necessary information that will foster the full implementation of this project.

The 7 sub-campaigns/projects under the mega campaign are:

  1. #ConstructKalallawa – Tracking NGN16,206,962.51 for construction of a block of wall fence and barb wiring at Kalallawa Primary School
  2. #ConstructNayinawa – Tracking NGN18,497,355.38 for the Construction of a block of wall fence and barb wiring, NGN11,937,450.77 construction of a block of three (3) classrooms office and store and NGN11,937,450.77 for the construction of a block of (3) classrooms office and store at Nayi Nawa II Primary School
  3. #ConstructBundigari – Tracking NGN1,740,802.30 for the construction of four (4) Holes VIP Toilet at Government Day Junior Secondary School Bundigari
  4. #ConstructWaziriIbrahim – Tracking NGN1,740,802.30 for the construction of four (4) Holes VIP Toilet and #Construct NGN1,740,802.30 for the construction of four (4) Holes VIP Toilet at GDJSS Waziri Ibrahim
  5. #RefurbishGabai – Tracking NGN4,502,390.00 renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Gabai Primary School
  6. #RefurbishDamakasu – Tracking NGN4,515,251.00 for the renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Damakasu Primary School
  7. #RefurbishDungurum NGN4,513,450.00 for the renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Dungurum Primary School
  8. #RefurbishAliMarami NGN5,550,280.00 for the renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office & store at Government Day Junior Secondary School Ali Marami

Ground truthing Community Outreaches Conducted Across Project Sites

Student of Gabai primary school pledge support for #EducateDamaturu campaign

 

Student of Kalallawa primary school pledge support for #EducateDamaturu campaign

From December 16 – 27, 2019 #EducateDamaturu team led by Musa Ahmad conducted a thorough and well prepared outreach across seven (7) projects sites in rural communities of Damaturu LGA. The team mobilized and enlightened the community stakeholders; community members, leaders and school management on project details to take ownership of the tracking and ultimately recorded positive buy-ins of the community on the campaigns. Find Full Report Here

Access to 1st – 4th quarters 2018 SUBEB/UBEC intervention action plan

In bid to access 2018 UBEC/UBEC action plan on October 28 2019, Spotlight for Transparency and Accountability sent an FOI request letter to the Executive chairman SUBEB, Damaturu Yobe State on the 1st – 4th quarters of 2018 SUBEB/UBEC intervention funds across the state. The Spotlight pursues to track the implementation of SUBEB/UBEC counterpart funding project spread across the 17 LGAs. A breakdown of the beneficiary schools where the projects will be implemented, Budgeted amount for the projects and Contracting document for the project if available. Find letter here

Information sharing by the Yobe SUBEB 

Yobe SUBEB demonstrated a strong level of transparency and accountability and commitment to partnership with Spotlight for Transparency and Accountability as regards to project tracking across the state by making available comprehensive action plan for the 1st – 4th quarters of 2018 SUBEB/UBEC intervention funds on December 7th 2019. Find Action Plan Here

Launching The Spotlight Radio Show on Sahel FM 89.50

#EducateDamaturu team and anchor of The Spotlight Radio during live maiden edition of The Spotlight Radio

To engage and reach more citizens get involved and to further promote citizen participation and create a platform for information dissemination, The Spotlight lunches a weekly radio show on January 8th 2020 for sharing tracking experience and monitoring outcome on Sahel FM 89.50 Damaturu. Listen to episode on #EducateDamaturu Campaign Here

Strengthening Partnership with the Duty bearers

The staff of The SpotlightNG and anchor of The Spotlight Radio during live maiden edition of The Spotlight Radio

Town Hall Meeting 

Coming soon

Project implementations status; Success and Anomalies Recorded Across Project Sites in Jaskusko LGA

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Monitoring Report to Implementing Agency

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