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KADBEAM develops tools and strategies to monitor education projects in Kaduna

The Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism (KADBEAM) on Tuesday developed tools and strategies to track education projects across the state.

Citizens Co-Chair, KADBEAM, Mr. Tijjani Aliyu, said at the opening of the event in Kaduna, the measure was aimed at ensuring the quality of delivery of education projects and ensuring value for money.

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News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organized with the support of Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn.

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It is a government program of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Aliyu explained that KADBEAM was a dialogue platform for government and citizens on basic education, working with government agencies to improve the quality of education service delivery in the state.

He said that through collaboration with government agencies and other accountability mechanisms, KADBEAM has generated feedback and evidence on education services from citizens and communities.

He said the information generated was used to engage the government and relevant ministries, departments and agencies to enable them to better deliver the services.

He said the follow-up aims to generate the necessary evidence and data to enable the government to meet the needs of the people and ensure that contractors deliver projects based on a specified minimum quality.

The PERL Partnership Facilitator, Mr. Istifanus Akau, said the purpose of the meeting was to review the School Improvement Tracker, Procurement Tracker and School Improvement Tracker. early childhood development and mainstream more issues.

Akau added that it is also about supporting citizens to scale up monitoring of basic and post-basic schools to improve girl-friendly learning environment and safe spaces, using the mechanisms of accountability at the community level.

“The meeting is also organized to agree on a strategy for deploying the new tool and monitoring the selected projects.

“The primary goal is to help citizens generate evidence and information that will help the government address issues facing the state’s basic education sector,” he said.

Mr. Abdulsalam Tabari, Parastatal Deputy Director, State Auditor General’s Office, commended KADBEAM for partnering with the government to improve the quality of education.

Tabari said that the office has concluded plans to visit some public schools to verify the execution of ongoing projects, adding that the office would be happy to partner with KADBEAM in this regard.

Further, Mr. Wilson Barnabas, Deputy Technical Director, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, said that the state government had spent so many resources in the sector but the result was not encouraging.

Barnanbas called on KADBEAM to share information with the ministry and relevant stakeholders, to enable the government to respond appropriately to their concerns and observations.

Similarly, Mr. Peter Adamu, Permanent Commissioner of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, said that monitoring the delivery of projects and the state of infrastructure in public schools will ensure value for money. .

“We are pleased that citizens are taking an interest in monitoring the delivery of education services and school infrastructure, to help the government ensure that it puts its resources where they are most needed.

PERL Lead Facilitator Mr. Adejor Abel said PERL will continue to facilitate strong discussions between government and citizens.

He said the gesture would encourage citizen engagement in the planning and implementation of policies and programs.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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