A training workshop on deepening community participation in project execution with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the state universal education board (SUBEB) with stakeholders from Giwa, Sabon Gari, and Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state was conducted by the Centre For Democratic Development Research and Training (CEDDERT) took place on Wednesday, 16th June 2021.
The training, which was sponsored by the McArthur Foundation to encourage individual participation in community school projects in the state and other stakeholders to know their responsibility like the School Management Committee (SMC), Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), and other community-based organizations held in the main conference hall of CEDDERT located in No 2, Zangon Shanu Sokoto Road, Zaria.
Kicking the training off, Professor Abdullahi Adamu made emphasis on understanding project execution, supervision, monitoring, and maintenance.
Prof Adamu also highlighted the responsibilities of individuals in securing projects in their various communities as well as identifying projects and being able to know the basic steps to take in executing a project.
Prof Adamu in the course of the training stated the relevance and responsibilities of each stakeholder of the community.
Professor Shaba Jimada Idris spoke during the training on project completion and sustainability and the need to ensure continued monitoring and evaluation of school projects after the McArthur and CEDDERT support ends.
Professor Idris outlined the role of community members in project completion and sustainability. He said this can be done in terms of creating awareness for members of the community to monitor projects as it is a way to secure projects from theft and vandalism.
At the end of the training, Professor Alkassum Abba who is the Head of Administration and Library Services, CEDERT gave a closing remark and the event was declared closed.