Nigeria Enrolls 45million Children in Basic Education – UBEC

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The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has revealed that Nigeria currently boasts an enrollment of 45 million children in basic education.

UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hamid Boboyyi told a one-day meeting between UBEC and the organised private sector that the N100 billion the Federal Government spent annually on basic education was no longeradequate.

Boboyyi stressed that notwithstanding huge sums ofmoney the Federal Government spends on education, the sector required additional resources to deliver quality education.

He called on the private sector to appreciate the importance of educating children from their tender ages so they could contribute to national development.

Resources from the Federal Government alone cannot run the system. Nigeria has more than 45 million children in basic education sub-sector and with this number, we require the necessary classrooms

“A state may get a maximum of may be N3 billion at the best of times, but N3 billion cannot take care of its educational needs.” He said


Source: NAN

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