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Nigeria’s Education Funding: A Step Forward, But UNESCO Benchmarks Still Elusive

The Nigerian government’s allocation to Education is a far cry from the benchmark recommended by UNESCO. This affects education in the country in many ways. In a bid to prioritize education and invest in the intellectual capital of its citizens, the Nigerian government has shown a commendable increase in education spending from 2018 to 2024. Although substantial, it falls short of the recommended benchmark set by UNESCO as the nation has yet to meet the...

The representative from Kaduna State argued that adhering to the UNESCO recommendation on allocation to the education sector would do the country a lot of good   A lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Bello El-rufai (APC, Kaduna), has advised that the allocation for the education sector in the 2024 budget meet the 26 per cent benchmark recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He said on the plenary on Thursday,...

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