In the Global Education Summit in London, President Buhari has made a commitment to increase the budget for the education sector by as much as 50 per cent over the next two years, promising that budgetary allocation to the sector would witness a progressive increase to about 100 per cent in the next four years.
This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,
The President made the commitment on Wednesday in a document titled, ‘Heads of State Call to Action on Education Financing Ahead of the Global Education Summit, and was signed as a form of commitment at the ongoing summit.
The summit is expected to urge world leaders to invest in getting children into school and build back better from coronavirus. The summit will also raise funds for the Global Partnership for Education by giving the opportunity for leaders to make five-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
President Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai.