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Published On: Mon, Oct 28th, 2019

Polytechnic students bemoan poor budgetary allocation to education

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The National Association of Polytechnic Students, (NAPS) has frowned at the paltry sum allocated to education in 2020 budget draft.
National President NAPS Comrade. Mohammed Eneji made the lamentation in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, of the total N10.33tn budgeted for 2020 by the Federal Government, N48bn was allocated to education, saying it is time government at all levels brace up on education in Nigeria.
“We charge the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to give more priority to education in Nigeria by dancing to UNESCO tone of 26% allocation at all level, it will enhance the proper funding of our educational system and in no time, we would have world class institutions where research work will be done, “he said.
The association also called on other state governors to emulate their counterpart in Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-rufai who enrolled his son in a public primary school within the state.
Eneji in his statement however, commended 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 commend the governor of Ogun State in his effort to make quality education affordable for the poor, part of which he demonstrated by rejecting hike in tuition fee for state owned institutions.

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