FG urges states to increase education budget

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The Federal Government of Nigeria urged the 36 states of the Federation to increase their budgetary allocation to education in a bid to improve the sector.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Igwe Aja-Nwachuku made this call in Katsina on his condolence visit to the government and people of the state. The Minister expressed concern about the state of education, the country and urged the various state governments to complement the efforts of the Federal Government to restore the education sector to its past glory. He expressed there is a need for the states to meet the UNESCO, prescribed 26 per cent expenditure of national and state budgets on education, as this would translate in the provision educational infrastructure such as modern classrooms, teacher training as well as teaching and learning materials.

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