The On-Nigeria program is designed to promote an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria by reducing retail corruption and strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts and ensuring that evidence is produced on the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of UBE intervention and counterpart funds in Lagos.
TEP Centre with support from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting ON-Nigeria, which aims to track the utilization of UBEC counterpart funds in selected Lagos state schools and strengthen the monitoring capacities of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LagSUBEB).
Overall, the project aims to enhance the level of transparency and accountability in the utilization of SUBEB funds.
Objectives of the project
- Produce evidence on the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of UBE intervention and counterpart funds in Lagos.
- Design a robust monitoring system which focuses on clear measurable indicators to track inputs, activities and results
- Develop an array of data collection instruments including survey tools
- Produce quarterly monitoring reports and organise learning touchpoints also on a quarterly basis
- Produce 5 knowledge products including journal articles and policy briefs on the Nigerian experience of accountability and (anti) corruption
- Leverage our expertise national-level convenings to organise 3 annual national learning events on accountability and anticorruption in the education sector
- Design a stakeholder engagement strategy to provide a systematic basis upon which these parties are communicated with.
- Institute regular meetings with key project stakeholders, especially Lagos state Ministry of Finance and SUBEB
- An inception meeting was organised by TEP Centre to provide the background and overview of planned activities to the education stakeholders in Lagos State. In attendance were The Board Secretary and Board Members; Directors and Deputy Directors – departments of Social Mobilisation, Projects; Planning, Research & Statistics (PRS), Schools Support and Human Resource Management & Development (HRM&D); Head of Sections – departments of Social Mobilisation, Planning, Research & Statistics (PRS) in the under-listed LGAs; One Social Mobilisation Officer (SMO) from each of the under-listed LGAs
- To ensure strategic delivery of the objectives of ON Nigeia, a framework and tool for monitoring construction, rehabilitation, furniture and fencing project was developed. This will be used by volunteers to systematically access and report their findings on tracked UBE projects.
- Advocacy visit to UBE project sites in the 9 Implementation LGEAs. These LGEAs include Alimosho, Ifako Ijaiye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Oshodi Isolo, Epe, Bagagry, Lagos Mainland and Shomolu.
- Community sensitization and awareness program for School-Based management committee (SBMC) members; parents‘ forum, community development association
- Capacity development for UBE community volunteers on basic monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Monitoring of UBE projects across nine local governments (Alimosho, Ifako Ijaiye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Oshodi Isolo, Epe, Bagagry, Lagos Mainland and Shomolu.)
- Regular update of community and government stakeholders, about the status of projects contained in the action plan.
- Social media campaign about completed, abandoned and Ongoing UBE Projects.