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FG to implement 25 percent education budget -Minister

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The Federal Government has disclosed plans to allocate 25 percent of the national budget to the education sector.

Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman made this known while declaring open a 2 day National Conference on Equal Opportunity on Access to Tertiary Education in Nigeria organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Equal Opportunity Group in Abuja

Mammam emphasized the role of stability in the system as a key priority to make the presidential promise a reality,
Added that the mandate to reposition the sector and commitment to policies would not only promote inclusivity but ensure every Nigerian child attain the level of education they desire.

“We must work by focusing on accessible learning environment where physical appropriate environment is needed and inclusive curriculum for all students.

“Support services should be readily available in the institutions, faculty and staff training who will be sensitive to the need of the diversity must be put into consideration.

“All information from application processes in the format that will suite the PWDs must also be ensured,” he said.

The ministry however promised to continue in the delivery of President Bola Tinubu’s mandates by focusing on policies that promote inclusivity and unity.

In his welcome remarks, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede said the conference was put together to analyze the challenges of inclusive education especially as it affects person’s with disability and possible solutions to change the narrative.

In the same vein, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Disability, Dr Bashiru Daudu said the house would soon commence raising awareness on the disability Act 2018.

Daudu said that the committee would start implementation of the act in January 2024 saying this would address the needs of PWDs in the country.

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