CEM REPORT | The Federal Government has stated that it has spent 6.3 trillion on the education sector in the last seven years.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the fund was spent on capital and recurrent expenditure in renovating and improving infrastructure and Information Communication Technology equipment in public institutions of learning across the country.
The Minister noted this at the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team in Abuja.
“In the last seven years, we have undertaken massive physical development of infrastructure, ICT development at all levels of our educational system, established new institutions, improved the carrying capacity of our institutions and expanded access to quality education at all levels.
“Steps are also being taken to accelerate the implementation of the 2020 presidential approval for the revitalisation of the teaching profession.
“The government of President Buhari has expended a total of N6, 300, 947, 848, 237 on capital and recurrent expenditure in the education sector in the last seven years.”
The Minister also highlighted that the basic and secondary levels of education had also received attention from the current administration, with about N553 billion spent in the process.
“When we look at basic and secondary education, the ministry has invested heavily in the construction, renovation and rehabilitation of classrooms, hostels and laboratories as well as some other issues like security and other infrastructural facilities at the basic and secondary levels.
“In the last seven years, a total of N553, 134, 967, 498.50 had gone into the development of infrastructure at basic and secondary school levels.”
The Federal Government had allocated the total sum of N1.13 trillion to the Education sector in 2021 a 64.5% higher than the N686.8 billion allocated to the sector in the 2020 budget.