Education Sector Lacks Adequate Funding – NUT

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A cross section of teachers

The Lagos wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on Monday said the basic challenge of the education sector had been adequate funding.

The Deputy Chairman, NUT, Mr Adedoyin Adesina said in Lagos that the sector was not improving due to underfunding.

Adesina said that the country was yet to meet the UNESCO standard of 26 per cent allocation to education and the maximum students per teacher ratio.

“The basic challenge of education is poor funding; the country has not met the UNESCO standard of 26 per cent.

“The best the country has had is 11 per cent which was last year.

“Aside from the funding, the curriculum planners insert subjects in the curriculum without providing specialists for such subjects,’’ he said.

Adesina said that government at all levels had not met the expected standard of education in every aspect, aside from the…

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