#EducateGeidam (Citizens Led Tracking UBEC Spending In Geidam) – Tracking NGN399,092,044.05 for the Construction and Rehabilitation of School Projects across Geidam LGA, Yobe State for the 1st – 4th quarters of 2018 SUBE/UBEC intervention fund

A classroom in Kafela Primary School, Kafela, Geidam LGA

Geidam is one of the Local Government that was devastated by Boko Haram insurgency in the Yobe State. The attacks on schools is in danger of creating a lost generation of children and threatening their future, in an effort of Yobe state government to revitalize the education in the Geidam LGA allocated establishment new model Primary and basic Secondary School and 6 other construction and renovation project across the LGA in the 2018 UBEC/SUBEB intervention project. 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 #EducateGeidam campaign to track NGN399,011,828.05 and provide oversight over the execution of seven (6) 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 Geidam 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 6 sub-campaigns/projects under the mega campaign are:

  1. #ConstructBalle – Tracking NGN 15,304,230.44 for the construction of a ‘block of wall fence and barb wiring at Balle PS
  2. #ConstructKalgeri – Tracking NGN15,723,838.70 for the construction of a ‘block of wall fence and barb wiring at Kalgeri PS
  3. #ConstructGeidam – Tracking NGN2,003,302.30 for the construction of four (4) VIP toilet at GDJSS Geidam
  4. #ErectKafela – Tracking NGN 4,556,221.00 for the renovation of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Kafela PS
  5. #ErectLowcost – Tracking NGN9,851,375.00 for the renovation of four (4) classrooms, office & store at Lowcost PS
  6. #Construct – TarckingNGN351,653,077.14 for the establishment of the new model primary and basic secondary school at.

Ground truthing Community Outreaches Conducted Across Project Sites

Dilapidated Classroom in Kafela  Community

Student of GDJSS Geidam pledge support for #EducateGeidam campaign 

From December 16 – 27, 2019 #EducateGeidam team lead by Aisha Umar Farouq conducted a thorough and well prepared outreach across seven (7) projects sites in rural communities of Geidam 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

The staff of The Spotlight NG 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 discussion  on #EducateGeidam Here

Strengthening Partnership with the Duty bearers

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

On our effort to stabilize the relationship between The Spotlight and Yobe SUBEB as well as creating a platform for dialogue between citizens and the Yobe SUBEB. Our team visited the Board on 16th January 2020 to discuss issues relating to 2018 UBEC/SUBEB implementation and called on erring contractors to comply with contract specifications. The meeting succeeded in engaging our team and the management of the Board in discussing vital issues. Find meeting note Here

Town Hall Meeting 

Coming soon

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

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Monitoring Report to Implementing Agency

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