- Adamu Adamu, the education minister has cleared the air regarding the recent move by the federal government to increase funding to the nation’s basic education sector
- According to Adamu, the move would aid the rise in the nation's quality of education and as well increase education funding
- The minister added that the Buhari-Osinbajo led administration is keen on improving the educational sector in line with technological advancement
Gombe state- The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Monday, November 22, has explained why the federal government is proposing an increase from two percent to three percent to Universal Basic Education (UBE) from the consolidated revenue fund.
Adamu noted that this would help to increase the quality of education, stressing that the proposal is in view of the current administration’s interest in education.
The Punch reports that he made this disclosure in Gombe during the distribution of the Northern phase of the 2019 Committee- School Programme School-Based Improvement Programme UBEC support fund to beneficiaries.
Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, Adamu noted that this was due to emerging trends and the need to pursue results.
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“In recognition of the emerging trends and in line with the need to step up programme implementation, the Ministry is proposing the increase in the total funds made available for UBE implementation from the current 2% to 3% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
“This proposition is with a view to demonstrating the administration’s commitment to improving the resources available to the sub-sector towards guaranteeing competitive and globally acceptable outcomes in basic education service delivery.”
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