The Universal Basic Education Commission in its tender advertisement, which was tendered on 5th October 2017, called for bids on the construction of a block of 3 classrooms with furniture and instructional materials at GangtiyaBumso Community in Gamu, Ganye LGA, of Adamawa state as one of its 2017 constituency projects. The project is at the cost of NGN 20 million with  Project Code: UBE82398964. Gangtiyabumso is a rural community within Gamu in Ganye LGA of Adamawa state with an estimated population size of 5,000 to 6,000 est. From Gamu to Gangtiyabumso is about 5 – 6 km.

To this! Adamawa Follow The Money team has Initiated a campaign, #EducateGangtiyabumso to track, monitor and facilitate the implementation of this project and provide all necessary information to the beneficiaries. We, therefore, call on all stakeholders, UBEC, ADSUBEB and the general public to drive conversations and participate towards the full implementation of this project.

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Follow the Money Team Was Informed of UBEC Visitation to the School

04 March 2018: The team was informed by the PTA Chairman of Gangtiyabumso Primary School that two UBEC personnel were at the village (site), they informed the community that materials for construction of the Primary School will start arriving the community this week.

The Community Was Briefed on the Upcoming Townhall Meeting

23 February 2018: The Team Informed the community on the next step to hold a town hall meeting that will incorporate all the stakeholders, to discuss more on the project and hence facilitate implementation.

Assistant Headmistress Discuss the Terrible Learning Condition

23 February 2018: The Schools Assistant Headmistress Madam Rufkatu, lamented the challenges the school has been facing and the difficulty the student is having, sitting on the ground to receive classes under trees. She further pointed out that the tree serves as the staff office for the teachers and ceilings are used as their blackboards and sometimes charcoal is used in the absence of chalk from the communities.

PTA Chairman Claimed They Bought Instructional Materials for the School 

Interview With The School PTA Chairman

23 February 2018: The FTM team interviewed The  P.T.A chairman Julde Damuri who further explained how their children suffer during the rainy season and how they buy chalk and other instrumental materials for the government school.

Community Head Discussed Their Initial Effort in Renovating the School

Staffs and Students of GangtiyaBumso Community

23 February 2018: The Village Head highlighted the effort of the community in building classrooms for their children in 2003 and 2011, but unfortunately, the school building has been attacked twice by the wind.  In his words ”Our women fetched water from the river and the men bought cement and built the classrooms for our children, we communicated the horrible situation to all our government representatives, but nothing was done”

Five Communities Benefiting From the School 

23 February 2018: The Village head further stated that the school was established in 1974 with 2 classrooms, with more than 5 villages benefitting from it.

Village Head Claimed They Had Little Knowledge of Project 

23 February 2018: The Village Head Hamman-Adama Hamza in an interview with the FTM team about the project highlighted that last year the community met with the Executive Chairman of Ganye LGA and they were informed about the project, but since then no one has intimated them on the project, not until the FTM team visited them.

Follow the Money Team Went for a Community Outreach 

23 February 2018: Adamawa Follow The Money team visited GangtiyaBumso community to further gather information and track the construction of a block of 3 classrooms with furniture and instructional materials at GangtiyaBumso Community in Gamu, Ganye LGA, of Adamawa state as one of its 2017 constituency projects.

Report here.