Nigeria short of 277,537 teachers - UBEC

Nigeria short of 277,537 teachers - UBEC

A new report has said that 5.5 million learners in Nigeria are enrolled in private schools across the country

- The report also said that 22,384,755 learners are in various public institutions in Nigeria out of 27.8 million Nigerians in primary schools

- Also, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) said there is also a deficit of 135,319 teachers at the Early Childhood Care Development Education

The Federal Government has called on governors of the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory to ensure the delivery of quality education across schools in the country.

Speaking on the quality of education rendered in Nigeria, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) said the basic education sub-sector has 277,537 teachers deficit.

The commission stating that there is a deficit of 135,319 teachers at the Early Childhood Care Development Education said the primary and junior secondary school have 139,772 and 2,446 shortage of schools.

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Making a presentation on the 2018 National Personnel Audit (NPA) on Tuesday, December 17, said that Nigeria has 27.8 million learners enrolled in primary schools with 22,384,755 in public primary schools and 5,504,632 in private schools.

The NPA report also showed that Nigeria has 10,193,918 out-of-school children.

Nigeria short of 277,537 teachers - UBEC

UBEC says there are way more students than there are teachers and educational facilities to cater for.
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In his remarks after the report presentation, the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, called on Nigerian governors to work towards improved access, equity and quality in education delivery in their states.

Adamu, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, said efforts must be made to close the gaps identified in the report.

He said: “I am sure the report has revealed some gaps that need to be filled at various levels of government in order to improve basic education delivery in our country.

“I, therefore, urge state governments to critically examine the findings or recommendations contained in this report that affect their states and take necessary actions to ensure improved access, equity and quality in education delivery."

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He also assured that stakeholders within the education sector will find the inputs and recommendations made in the report useful for positive impacts on Nigerians school system.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 12-year-old Habibu Usman serves as the chairman of a children's committee in Gwale local government area of Kano state.

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Usman in collaboration with members of the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) ensures that children do not drop out of school in Gwale.

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