Federal Govt Allocates N100bn For Basic Education Yearly


Briga News Nigeria

Dr. Hamid Bobboyi is the Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC) who has disclosed that the federal government allocates over N100 billion to finance basic education every year.

Dr. Bobboyi made the disclosure when he spoke in Abuja at a One-Day Meeting on Promoting Partnership with the Organised Private Sector.

He noted that with over 45 million children currently enrolled in its basic education system, there was need for more resources to be committed to basic education.

Dr. Bobboyi opined that with more resources, it will be easier to deliver on quality education and the federal government alone can no longer run the system.

He, therefore, called on the private sector to contribute to the development of the country by getting involved in providing education for children at an early age.

“A state may get a maximum of maybe N3 billion in the best times, but N3 billion cannot take care of these. It needs instructional materials, you need a lot of other things.

“Resources alone from the federal government cannot run the system. Nigeria has over 45 million children in basic education subsector and with this number, we require the necessary classrooms.”




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