Information, Data Key to Effective Regulation of Education Sector, says KADBEAM Co-Chair
By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna
Co-chair of the Kaduna Basic Accountability Mechanism (KADBEAM) Mr Ahmed Tijjani, has observed that for the education sector in Kaduna state to be properly and effectively regulated, there is need for availability of information and data.
Mr. Ahmed who made the observation on Thursday, during KADBEAM’s State level meeting with stakeholders in the education sector, added that the coalition is aimed at presenting a platform where the state government and the citizens can meet in the middle to solve most of the problems in the education subsector.
He explained that the scope of KADBEAM in the education subsector for now is the basic education as it has the propensity to galvanize other sectors like secondary and tertiary education.
He called on the civil societies and the media to work assiduously to lift the standard of education in the state.
Also speaking, the Co-chair of Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Kaduna state, Malam Mustapha Jumare in his remark, said that Kaduna state wants to be transparent to its citizens in governance by making the state government activities open to the general public.
He added that the idea of seating together is to make government realize that it must carry the citizens along in the implementation of its policies with strict adherence to budgetary allocation.
He charged the civil societies to continue to educate the people of the state on government policies so as to ensure accountability.
He further added that there is an urgent need to engage traditional rulers to help in tracking government policies with regards to the education subsector.
Speaking earlier, Mr Istifanus Akau, of PERL, a development partner said that both the civil societies and citizens wants full implementation of the policies of government.
He charged KADBEAM to scale up processes in order to avoid huge expenses in budget tracking government projects.
He said that PERL and its partners are tracking government projects in five local governments of Chikun,Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Kajuru and Igabi local governments in order to ensure compliance and accountability.