The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has announced the Federal Government’s plan to increase funding for the education sector by 25%.
This announcement was made during the opening of the 2021 and 2022 Nigeria Annual Education Conference (NAEC), which had the theme “Implementation of Education 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria” and took place in Abuja.
Prof. Mamman expressed his commitment to bridging the gap between education policy statements and their actual outcomes.
He mentioned that President Tinubu had directed the return of the 10.5 million out-of-school children to school after his tenure.
Minister calls for concrete actions to enhance education quality
The minister acknowledged the challenges in the education system, emphasizing the need for concrete actions to improve the quality of education in the country.
He stressed the importance of well-equipped basic and secondary schools, highlighting that education is the foundation for nurturing creativity and research in society.
Prof. Mamman called for the establishment of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to ensure the successful implementation of policies and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in education.
The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Education and state ministries to identify innovative approaches for enhanced funding.
This collective effort aims to provide Nigerians with inclusive, equitable, quality education, and lifelong learning opportunities.