A classroom in GDJSS, Dogon Kuka, Fune LGA

The conditions of schools directly impact negatively or positively on the attendance, interest and general performance of teachers and students in learning. In a bid to facilitate the provision of a conducive learning environment even in the remotest areas, Follow The Money team during its data mining process uncovered that the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission on its tender advertisement, called for bids on the construction and Rehabilitation of School Projects across Fune LGA of Yobe State.

Follow The Money has Initiated #EducateFune Mega campaign to track NGN 91,645,300 and provide oversight over the implementation of this 19 school project and simultaneously on board the beneficiary community with timely and detailed information to enable citizens participation and foster their inclusion in the project. To enable a successful campaign, We are calling on all stakeholders, most importantly the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission, the good people of Fune 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.

To join this campaign, log on to www.ifollowthemoney.org 

The 19 sub-campaigns/projects under the mega campaign are:

  1. #ConstructKorowango – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.60 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Korowango PS
  2. #ErectTello – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.60 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Tello PS
  3. #BuildFune – Tracking NGN 5,160,817.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Fune PS
  4. #EducateBaushe – Tracking NGN 5,423,317.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Garin Baushe PS
  5. #ElevateBula – Tracking NGN 5,423,317.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Koyel Bula PS
  6. #ErectJajere – Tracking NGN 7,122,780.00 for the Construction of three (3) bedroom staff quarters in GDJSS Jajere
  7. #BuildMilUku  – Tracking NGN 1,600,310.65 for the Construction of four (4) holes VIP Toilet in Mil Uku PS
  8. #EducateGaba – Tracking NGN 1,600,310.65 for the Construction of four (4) holes VIP Toilet in Gaba Tasha PS
  9. #ConstructNgelzarma – Tracking NGN 3,498,607.50 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Ngelzarma
  10. #RenovateDamagum – Tracking NGN 3,406,500.11 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Damagum II PS
  11. #RebuildDamagum – Tracking NGN 3,360,211.27 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Damagum II PS
  12. #EstablishDamagum – Tracking NGN 6,817,027.50 for the Renovation of a block of four (4) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Damagum II
  13. #ElevateKuka – Tracking NGN 3,500,215.32 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Dogon Kuka ‘A’
  14. #ConstructDaura – Tracking NGN 3,520,151.26 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Daura
  15. #EducateUnguwar – Tracking NGN 3,486,212.11 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Unguwar Kuka PS
  16. +#RevampZoto – Tracking NGN 3,588,767.40 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Zoto PS
  17. #ReconstructAbdu – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.6 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Abdu Kakau PS
  18. #BuildDama- Tracking NGN 8,210,015.1 for the Construction of a block of three (3) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Damagum II
  19. #RenovateMashio – Tracking NGN 3,423,002.5 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Mashio PS

Preliminary Visit To Project Sites

A Primary School in one of the beneficiary communities

17/05/2019: Yobe FTM team embarked on a preliminary Visit across project sites to monitor project implementation and on board beneficiary communities on the tracking activities of Follow The Money. 

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Massive Community Outreaches Conducted Across project Sites

Dilapidated Classroom In Korowango Community

Pupils of Unguwar kuka primary school pledge support for #EducateFune campaign 

18/06/2019: The Yobe Team lead by Aliyu Muazu the State Chapter Lead conducted a thorough and well organised outreach across projects sites. The team furthermore enlightened the community members, leaders and school management on project details and eventually recorded positive buy-ins of the community on the campaigns.

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FOI request sent toSUBEB, Damaturu Yobe State

20/05/201: Follow the Money sent an FOI request to the Executive chairman SUBEB, Damaturu Yobe on the SUBEB/UBEC intervention funds project 3rd and 4th quarter. FTM seeks to track the implementation of SUBEB/UBEC counterpart funding project spread across the 17 LGAs 2016 and 1st – 4th quarter 2017. A list of beneficiary schools where the intervention projects will be implemented and contracting documents for the projects formed part of the request.

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Yobe SUBEB Shares BOQ Summary

26/06/2019: YOBE SUBEB demonstrated a high level of partnership with Follow The Money as regards project tracking across communities in FUNE LGA by making available a summary of the Bill of Quantity.

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FTM Yobe Launches Its Radio Programme

10/06/2019: To further promote citizen participation and create a platform for information sharing, the Yobe FTM Team shared tracking experience and monitoring outcome on Sahel FM 89.50 Damaturu.

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Project Implementation has Commenced In Some Project Sites

Construction Work Ongoing On In Zoto Primary School

9/7/2019: Following the tracking activities across project sites and the awareness created by the team on citizen participation in developmental projects, follow the money Yobe team, were alerted by the community members on project status. The team immediately embarked on another rank of project monitoring to evaluate the level of work done and match it side by side with the bills of quantities. 

Project Anomalies Recorded Across Project Sites

9/7/2019: Although project Implementation in some sites are completed, some anomalies were recorded and contractors executed the projects with substandard materials. 

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Good Turn Out During The Mega Town Hall Meeting

Cross Section of Participants at the Town Hall Meeting

1/8/2019: The FTM Team organised a mega town hall meeting in Fune LGA, to convey all benefiting community stakeholders and representatives of SUBEB for a robust discussion as regards project implementation across all project sites. Major outcome from the meeting showcased a large turnout from the community members and effective dialogue on project implementation. Observations, Questions and Answers were made and the community agreed on a follow -up plan to visit SUBEB for further discuss. 

Implementation Status Across Project Sites in Fune LGA

1/8/2019: Below are the status of the project across different sites

  • Implementation is on-going; the contractor didn’t carry the community and school leadership in the implementation process in GDJSS Damagum
  • Implementation not started in GDJSS Daura
  • Implementation not started in Mashio Primary School
  • Implementation not started in GDJSS Jajere
  • Implementation completed and the School management partially satisfied with project in GDJSS Ngelzarma
  • Implementation completed and the head teacher involved in the implementation process in Damagum II Primary School
  • Implementation not started in Gaba Tasha Primary School
  • Implementation not started but contractor visited project site in Kwarawango Primary School
  • Implementation not started in Mil Uku Primary School
  • In GDJSS Dogon Kuka ‘A’ implementation is on-going but not in the primary section 
  • Implementation completed and the school management are carried along in the implementation in Unguwar kuka Primary School
  • Implementation completed but the school and community are not carried along in the implementation in Fune Primary School:
  • Implementation completed but the School and community are not carried along in the implementation process in Zoto Primary School.

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Monitoring Report To Implementing Agency

8/9/2019: In a bid to strengthen collaboration with Yobe State SUBEB, the team sent a monitoring report highlighting all the findings across all projects state. Also, the team requested for a courtesy visit where all issues were to be discussed on  Find  Here