NUT calls for review of funding of education in Nigeria

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– The Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT) Wing, on Thursday called for the review the constitution as it affects the funding basic the country.

Mr Segun Raheem, the said that adequate funding and implementation the 26 per cent UNESCO recommendation would guarantee free, compulsory and qualitative nine years schooling.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the nine years schooling, which involves six years primary school and three years junior secondary, should be accessible.

Raheem said this while reacting to upholding the right of a to .

“Teachers salaries and allowances and the cost of running schools should be made a point of first charge the federation account,” he said.

Raheem, however, advised that there should be thorough and adequate financial supervision of such fund to avoid waste and mismanagement.

He also said that the Federal Ministry of should call quarterly meeting to discuss the challenges facing the sector.

“All agencies particularly UBEC assurance, inspectorate and statistics departments at all level should function independently.

“Also all local governments should be involved in development, with effective implementation of all this recommendation, the right to education by would be guaranteed,” Raceme said. (NAN)