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Education: CSO advocate improved budgetary allocation to tackle Almajiri, out of school children

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Concerned civil society has called on leadership of National Assembly to improved budgetary allocation to the education sector as a panacea to address the Almajiri education and out of school children in Nigeria .

Co-convener, Civil society coalition for Transparency and Good Governance , Victor Udoh made the call at a media conference on creating new agencies by the National Assembly counter productive, in Abuja.

Victor reacting to a proposed Bill by the House of Representatives for an act to establish national commission for Almajiri education and out of school children, said such act is a duplication of governmental duties and continuously leave the work undone .

He stressed that agencies like Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) , National Commission for Mass literacy , Adult and Non formal education are sufficiently covered by law to perform all the function intended to address in the proposed Bill.

Victor further stressed that National Assembly should be more concerned in seeing that the agencies get improve funding , effective leadership to deliver on their mandates, through capacity building, genuine budget implementation and monitor through oversight.

He however appealed to the leadership of the House and other stakeholders in the process of law making to reject the Bill as it will be counter productive in finding genuine solutions to the subject matter mentioned therein the bill, as there are already existing agencies that by law are to take care of the said subject.

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