FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING.

The Federal Government says plans are underway to increase the statutory allocation from the consolidated revenue fund to the basic education from the current 2% to 3%.

This was disclosed in a statement by Head, Public Relations and Protocol, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), David Apeh noting that the increase was due to a proposed legislation to increase funding from the consolidated revenue fund to the nation’s basic education sector.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, added that a further 1% is to be invested in the senior secondary education segment.

Represented by the Director, Basic Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Folake Olatunji-David, the minister said the present administration is also fully committed to bridging the national skills gap by supporting institutions and establishing new ones to accelerate the production of trained manpower for the different sectors of the national economy.

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