The Federal Government has proposed a legislation to increase funding from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the basic education sector from 2 per cent to 3 per cent.
Head, Public Relations and Protocol, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC David Apeh, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said the Director, Basic Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Folake Olatunji-David, made the announcement d in Benin, Edo state.
She was speaking at a meeting of UBEC Management with Executive Chairmen of States Universal Basic Education Boards, SUBEBs as representative of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
The Director also explained that the one per cent increase would be invested in the senior secondary school education segment, adding that the Minister’s representative said the Government is fully committed to bridging the national skills gap.
She said government would support existing institutions while establishing new ones to accelerate production of trained manpower for the different sectors of the economy.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Hamid Bobboyi, noted that the commission was working to ensure equitable and quality basic education for all children of school age and would not relent in its efforts. He also explained that the success of any system of education was hinged on proper planning and effective implementation.