Zamadede is a village in rural Pil-Gani district of Langtang North LGA in Plateau State with a total number of 7,300 populace and an area of 180 km(square). It is cut out of the rest towns by inaccessible roads and high current waters. The LGED primary school presently carters for both primary and secondary Education of over 600 pupils in one delipidated block or 2 classrooms, a newly renovated block of 2 extra classrooms and a zinc shed. Lack of classroom makes it cumbersome to manage the students and their learning.

In view of the aforementioned, Follow The Money has activated #ConstructZamadede campaign to track the implementation of the construction project. We hereby call on all stakeholders especially UBEC to put the public interest first. The general public can join this call on www.ifollowthemoney.org.

FTM team embarks on a Community Outreach to Zamdede

19/09/2018: The FTM team embarked on a community outreach at Zamdede primary school, during the outreach the school head teacher, Mr. Ngok stated the lack and incapacitation of this facility have led to, low enrolment in the primary school and substandard delivery of educational content, find the report.

Issues surrounding the project currently being implemented

19/09/2018: According to the headteacher and community members, they reiterated that they had not heard about the project nor received any visitation over the project from UBEC

Project Expectation from the community

19/09/2018: Mr. Timbuk speaking for the community youths said: “Our Hope is that this project will be implemented within a short time, to drive educational development within our community.”

Townhall meeting for all stakeholders

22/11/2018: Plateau State Follow The Money organized a town hall meeting bringing all the stakeholders concerned with the implementation of the school project to discuss issues relating to the project. In attendance were: UBEC officials, education secretary Langtang-North, Zamadede community members, Kurgwi community members, and the media. Read the full report here.

UBEC promises to follow up with the project’s bids evaluation outcomes

22/11/2018: UBEC Plateau State Office representative at the meeting, Dr. Zuhumnan during the townhall meeting, made a commitment that he would follow up with the bids evaluation on the project and inform the educational secretaries of the local government to be in the know of such development. He also called on the community leaders to follow up with the educational secretaries on the updates around the project. He promised that besides following up on the project’s contracting status, he will ensure the UBEC monitoring team monitors the project alongside the communities when implementation starts.