A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) — Connected Development (CODE) also known as “Follow the Money” has commenced training of staff of Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on data collection and analysis.
The Community Engagement Manager for CODE, Busayo Morakinyo, made this known at the opening of the training in Akure, saying it would improve the participants’ scope while gathering data.
Morakinyo said it was the first time the body would be organising a programme in the state, noting that it was part of its familiarisation with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Ondo.
He added that the body was sharing useful data with SUBEB staff to also improve their skills in dissemination of data and project monitoring toward improved service delivery.
He explained that “CODE had been in existence since 2012 and its main preoccupation was to track funds in marginalised communities in the areas of basic health, education, as well as Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
The Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mrs Oladunni Odu, who declared the training open, said it would empower marginalised local communities in Ondo State.
Odu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Olufunmilayo Oni,
said that the training would also improve access to information in the state.
She added that the achievements recorded by the board led to it being chosen
in Ondo for the training.
She said that the Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu-led administration was determined to revamping the basic primary schools in the state by targeting 228 schools for rigorous and all-round development through construction and renovation.
Odu enjoined the selected officers to take advantage of the training, saying “it would be useful on the job.”
One of the participants, Adedeji Adesida, commended the NGO for the training.
Adesida also urged the board to organise more of such training to enhance service delivery.