2020 Budget: NAPS Decries Paltry Allocation To Edu Sector
The leadership of National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), has frowned at what they called paltry sum allocated to education sector in 2020 bdraft budget as presented to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari a few weeks ago.
A total of N10.33tn draft budget for 2020 by the Federal Government out which N48bn only representing about 6.9 percent was proposed for education in the 2020 fiscal year, the development the students frowned at especially when whooping N125bn was proposed for the NASS with just a few individuals.
National President of NAPS, Comr. Mohammed Eneji in a statement on Wednesday advised government at all levels to brace up on education in Nigeria and develop political will to make it work.
Mohammed said, the students body charged President Muhammadu Buhari to give more priority to education in Nigeria by dancing to UNESCO tune of 26% allocation at all level believing that would enhance the proper funding of educational system.
Mohammad also called on other state governors to emulate their counterpart in kaduna, Nasir El-rufai who enrolled his son in a public primary school within the state no matter the debate that has generated.
He then used the opportunity to commend the Rector of DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic Itori, Ogun State. Prof Alfred Fatade for the reversal of proposed increment in tuition fee and averting crisis in the school.
“We also commend the Ogun State Government in its effort to make quality education affordable for the poor, part of which he demonstrated by rejecting hike in tuition fee for state owned institutions,” he added.
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