Tahir Mamman, the minister of education, has stated that the federal government is willing to dedicate 25% of Nigeria’s budget to the country’s educational system.
Before that occurs, the minister claims that President Bola Tinubu just requires reason for the allocation of the sector’s share of the national budget.
The minister stated that he and his staff are putting together arguments to persuade the federal government to allocate 25% of the country’s budget to education.
He said, “Our government is ready to commit 25% of the budget to education, all the President needs, according to him, are policies that will justify that budget, and that is what we are working on.”
According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, the minister made this statement on Saturday in Abuja at the formal introduction of the €4 million intervention plan on education and youth empowerment in north-western Nigeria.
Jutta Urpilainen, the EU’s Commissioner for International Partnerships, said during the event that the EU was investing in Nigeria’s education sector because it was a crucial partner in the West African region.
She said, “Education is the most transformative sector in which we can invest, and it is the cornerstone for creating resilient societies and finding solutions to the biggest challenges of our time.
“So the EU investment on access, skills and quality education and youth empowerment in north-western Nigeria brings all these different components together. It will be deployed in North-West Nigeria.
“The programme which we are launching today supports access to education for out-of-school children with a specific focus on bringing and keeping girls in schools. It also includes direct assistance to families’ cash, cash, transfers, social protection, income generation, gifts and indirect assistance through agricultural practices. I think it’s important that we are able to provide access to education to each and every child in Nigeria, so no one is left behind.
“Another talk and overall objective of our programme is that it really promotes validated teaching and learning in targeted schools. So it will support child-centred medical, sexual reproductive health racial gender equality training and support community based and state level capacities to deliver on education.”
Reacting to this, the education minister reaffirmed the federal government’s commitment to education.
Mamman, in a statement obtained by Th Punch, said, “If our youths are not properly catered for, trained and empowered, we are toying with the future of the country. Not catering for them will allow poverty to grow, and insecurity to foster.
“Our focus is shifting to basic education, out-of-school children, adolescent girls who need to be trained and empowered.”
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