There Will Be 100% Increase In Nigeria's Education Sector-Buhari - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, July 29, 2021

There Will Be 100% Increase In Nigeria's Education Sector-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to increase Nigeria's budgetary allocation for the education sector by as much as 50 per cent over the next two years.

Buhari was speaking ahead of the Global Education Summit in London, the United kingdom

The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, assured that the budgetary allocation to the sector would witness a progressive increase to about 100 per cent in the next four years.

He made the commitment on Wednesday in a document titled, ‘Heads of State Call to Action on Education Financing Ahead of the Global Education Summit

According to him, the document was signed as a form of commitment at the ongoing summit in London, United Kingdom.

His words,“We commit to progressively increase our annual domestic education expenditure by 50% over the next two years and up to 100% by 2025 beyond the 20% global benchmark,”

President Buhari departed Nigeria for the United Kingdom on Monday to participate in the summit to be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

 Heads of State and Government, as well as stakeholders and youth leaders are some of the stakeholders expected to be at the summit which provides 45 a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through the exchange of best practices.

It will also offer the opportunity for leaders to make five-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.

President Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai.

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