Education

Allocate more to education to reflect growing population -Don

Published

on


Dr Ahmed Bedu, a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, has called for more allocation to the education sector to reflect the growing population in the country.


The scholar made this known in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Damaturu.

Bedu said that the estimated N48 billion 2020 Federal budget allocation to education did not correspond with the growing population and critical demand of the sector.

“There are urgent needs for more infrastructure, materials and equipment in libraries and laboratories for conducive teaching and learning environment that would reflect the growing population in the academia.

“Just like the rapid population growth in the country, the population of students soars in all the institutions and overstretching the available infrastructures.

“The equipment and books in the laboratories and libraries are grossly inadequate and obsolete to promote teaching and learning.”

According to the lecturer, government must invest a lot of resources into the education sector to guarantee a prosperous future for the country.

He urged the federal government to also provide funds for research works in the universities to facilitate search for home grown solutions to the peculiarities of Nigeria’s socio-economic problems.

“Every investment in the education of the country will have positive impact on the future of the nation.”

Bedu commended President Muhammadu Buhari for provisions made for debt servicing, “it shows government’s commitment not to leave a debt-ridden nation to future generations.” (NAN)


MM/OYE/IS

Edited by Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Ismail Abdulaziz

https://nnn.ng/allocate-more-to/

Don urges labour leaders to shun selfish interest to earn public trust NGO to celebrate 60 outstanding Nigerians at diamond jubilee No gratification to process, effect outstanding payment – PTAD Bwari-Dutse traffic: FCTA to mobilise contractors back to site Ogun community demands king after 15 years of vacant stool  PDP calls for articulate strategies to mitigate flood  Anglican Primate wants programmes to cushion hike in petrol, electricity tariff YouTube reveals top tips of getting most of its music Edo Election: Govs. Buni, Bello meet Ize-Iyamu in Abuja LASG urges small, medium businesses to go digital Plateau teachers decry non-implementation of new minimum wage NASSI seeks more tax, levy waivers for MSMEs Oyo govt. leases Agbowo Shopping Complex, seals 50 years concession with investor United States expresses satisfaction over peaceful conduct of Edo election  CAS inaugurates 11 areospace ground equipment in Benue Engage professionals to make Nigeria work again — Chief Tola Adeniyi Lokoja Explosion: Buhari expresses concern, mourns victims Edo Guber polls: Solace from Gov. Wike paid off – Obaseki Fistula Foundation targets 50 VVF patients in free surgery in Sokoto Buhari greets ex-Abia Dep. Gov., Chris Akomas at 60 Niger Delta communities demand 13% oil, gas derivation funds LASG lists new standard operating procedures for abattoir operations — Commissioner Sweden friendly moved to Russia over virus entry restrictions Ondo poll: Don’t allow crisis to escalate among parties, INEC charges staff Baby factory, child abuse, other similar vices endemic in Enugu State — NAPTIP Court dismisses suit against Zamfara govt over dissolution of LG Chairmen NOTAP calls for more funding for research to accelerate Nigeria’s development Frank de Boer favourite to be named new Netherlands coach Ondo 2020: There is gang up against us — APC spokesman Gov. Lalong condemns murder of traditional leader in Barkin-ladi LGA APC Professionals Forum to partner NAN to achieve FG’s 9-point agenda Gov. Zulum launches 1m trees planting campaign in Borno NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port AFAP pledges to make Lagos food processing hub Bayern Munich, Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt warned for coronavirus concept breaches Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau National Day Celebration, inaugurate road named after him NAFDAC seals 2 fake drug factories in Kano Group promises to end touting in Abia Magu Probe: group cautions against Malami’s appearance as witness De Bruyne, Lewandowski, Neuer on UEFA player of the year shortlist Mali: Court fixes Friday to hear suit challenging ECOWAS sanctions HP, AUC sign MoU to foster entrepreneurial skills in Africa Gov. Sule approves N300m for payment of gratuities in Nasarawa UK Group supports 100 Nigerian businesses with $425m COVID-19: UNICEF, FG organise stakeholders’ dialogue on safe school resumption  Lagos Govt hands over 51 vehicles, 8 houses to judges NGO tasks farmers on climate smart agricultural practice NDLEA seizes 1,500kgs illicit drugs in Zamfara ASUU strike doing more damage than good to university education- NAS President Greta Thunberg donates sum to aid climate change victims in Africa