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Kebbi SUBEB develops engagement policy to access 50% FG counterpart fund 

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Kebbi SUBEB develops engagement policy to access 50% FG counterpart fund 

The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in partnership with the Accountability for Good Governance in Education Cluster (ACGE-Cluster) has developed a community engagement policy framework to access 50 per cent counterpart fund from the Federal Government.

The state Executive Chairman of the board, Prof. Sulaiman Khalid, made this known at a two-day validation and adoption workshop organised by the ACGE-Cluster with support from Strengthening Civil Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. 

He said the workshop was to x-ray all the segments of the framework, adjust some items on the framework and ensure successful highlight of the school needs of community members towards improving educational outcome in the state. 

“To access the 50 per cent counterpart funding from the Federal Government of the countr through Universal Basic Education (UBEC), it is important each state’s SUBEB develops a work plan or budget that details amount needed to fund basic education for a particular budget year, among others.

“To develop a framework which will help guide the boards involvement of community members in the development of work plan on annual basis, SUBEB in collaboration with the ACGE-Cluster

with support from USAID through Palladium SCALE engaged the services of a consultant to develop a draft framework to help mainstream community engagement in the development of SUBEB work plan,” he said. 

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Khalid said that the board resolved and declared that the framework adopted should be used as a working document going forwards by the SUBEB. 

“That the board after this validation and adoption meeting will set up a community engagement desk with an assigned desk officer to serve as contact between the community and the board,” he said. 

The chairman, represented by the Secretary State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Hassan Umar, commended the ACGE-Cluster, palladium scale and USAID for their support to the board in particular and the state in general.

Kebbi SUBEB develops engagement policy to access 50% FG counterpart fund 

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