2020 Budget: Universities Cries Out On Low Budget Allocation For Education

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The Head of the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Calabar, Hon Jake Otu Enya, has condemned the discretionary allocations allocated to education in Nigeria.

“What is the provision of facilities in schools and all that, the budget wasn’t motivating, that’s the truth about it, I’ve been the one who has actually been in charge of the budget of Cross River State for a few years, so I know what I’ve been doing, taking it or leaving it, we need to make a budget that will meet different needs of education,” he stated.

“I was the Chairman of Finance and appropriation in the Cross River State House of Assembly and I know the integrity of budget and indices that determined a good budget that is for growth and development.

“I know the budget that can make impact in any sector of the economy and education. Critically, the appropriation for education in Nigeria was below standard, when you compare it with other sectors, it is far cry for what I definitely think of.

“If Nigeria must get to her height as far as educational attainment is concern, even by United Nation’s average, we are not where, we should be. We are deteriorating; we hope that education with all the importance attaches to it will not collapsed.”

He pointed out that, Education should have its rightful place in Nigeria, but looking at the budget, it is certainly not good enough, and how do you check the cries, particularly in infrastructure in different institutions.

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“What is the provision of facilities in schools and all that, the budget wasn’t motivating, that’s the truth about it, I’ve been the one who has actually been in charge of the budget of Cross River State for a few years, so I know what I’ve been doing, taking it or leaving it, we need to make a budget that will meet different needs of education,” he stated.

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