#EducateKarasuwa (Citizens Led Tracking UBEC Spending In Karasuwa) – Tracking NGN53,003,103.26 for the Construction and Rehabilitation of School Projects across Karasuwa LGA, Yobe State for the 1st – 4th quarters of 2018 SUBE/UBEC intervention fund

A classroom in GDJSS Bukarti, Bukariti, Karasuwa LGA

The core objective of UBEC and SUBEB is to provide access to free, uninterrupted and compulsory basic education for all, to ensure that government from federal, state and Local Government through counterpart funding investing huge funds to the basic education capital expenditure. For the aforementioned reason UBEC/SUBEC invested over 53 million for the construction and rehabilitation across Karasuwa. 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 #EducateKarasuwa campaign to track NGN53,003,103.26 and provide oversight over the execution of seven (7) school project 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 Karasuwa 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. #ConstructGasma– Tracking NGN 11,622,450.77 for the construction of a block of three (3) classrooms, office & store at GDJSS Gasma
  2. #ConstructAttahKura– Tracking NGN 11,622,450.77 for the construction of a block of three (3) classrooms, office & store at Attah kura Primary School 
  3. #ErectFajiGanari – Tracking NGN 9,526,915.07 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Fajiganari Primary School
  4. #ErectMallamKunu – Tracking NGN 4,550,301.10 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Mallam Kunu Primary School 
  5. #ErectLamidoWali – Tracking NGN4,531,366.30 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office & store at Lamido Wali Primary School 
  6. #ErectBukarti – Tracking NGN 5,595,301.15 renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office & store at GDJSS Bukarti
  7. #ErectBarderi – Tracking Renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office & store at Barderi Primary School

Ground truthing Community Outreaches Conducted Across Project Sites

Dilapidated Classroom in Mallam Kunu Community 
Student of GDJSS Bukarti pledge support for #EducateKarasuwa campaign 

From December 16 – 27, 2019 #EducateKarasuwa team lead by Usman Muhammad conducted a thorough and well prepared outreach across seven (7) projects sites in rural communities of Karasuwa 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

#EducateKarasuwa team and anchor of The Spotlight Radio during live third 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 #EducatKarasuwa Campaign 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 

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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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