NGO trains over 50 monitors
A non- governmental organisation, Human Development Initiatives (HDI) has trained a batch of 50 monitors drawn from 10 local councils of Lagos state. The monitors were trained on what to look out for to check if the contractors executing the Universal Basic Education projects comply with the details.
The 2015 and 2016 Lagos UBEC/SUBEB action plan were reviewed to look at the projects that would be executed across the state and what are the components of the projects. After the training a group of monitors are to visit project sites close to them or within their local government to know the state they are, if they were being executed.
The Executive Director of Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye said having monitors to go round to project sites to check the contractors level of work because government would give basic education higher priority if stakeholders are committed and involved in education process.She stated that at the end of the training, the participants are to go back to their communities and the implement what they have learn in monitoring and tracking UBE cum SUBEB projects.
Owasanoye added: “You are both HDI and Lagos State government Ambassador in ensuring the UBE basic education projects are effectively monitored. Put in your best and your name will be in gold, no argument or collection of fees from contractors, monitor according to the monitoring tools given to you.”
One of the monitors, Adeyemi Richard, from Kosofe Local Government, said the training is a wake up call for all stakeholders to be active in ensuring that government delivers in terms of UBE projects, which would lead to a brighter and rewarding future for the children and their parents.
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