President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

Government committed to increasing budgetary allocation to education, says Buhari

*The Nigerian President restates that his administration will allocate an increasing share of resources to improve learning in an effort at reforming the educational sector in the country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As part of efforts at reforming the educational sector and improving teaching cum learning in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians, that his administration would increase in budgetary allocation to the all-important sector of the country’s economy.

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement Thursday, July 22 said Buhari noted that improving the quality of education would continue to be his administration’s priority.

A photo collage of Nigerian school learners

The statement said the Nigerian President gave the assurance while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of Premier Pacesetters School (PPS), a private school, in Daura, his hometown in Katsina State, North-West Nigeria.

“We will allocate an increasing share of resources to improve learning in the country in our effort to reform the educational sector,” he stated.

The President, who interacted with some of the children, also emphasised the importance of character, in addition to learning, urging them not to lose sight of the aspirations of the country, according to the statement.

Mrs. Celine Friday, Proprietress of PPS, conveyed to the President the Sallah greetings of staff and students of the institution, and commended the special attention given to education by the Buhari administration.

The school Proprietress used the forum to appeal for Federal Government’s assistance to private schools in rural communities in the country.