The analysis, indicating a 70.2 per cent performance, was conducted by the Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism (KADBEAM) in Kaduna on Thursday, to determine the level of investment in the sector.
It also showed that N51.7 billion was budgeted in 2018, with actual spending standing at N23.5 billion, representing 45.5 per cent; N42.4 billion was budgeted in 2019 with eventual expenditure of N32.7 billion representing 77.2 per cent.
In 2020, a total of N66.1 billion was allocated to the sector of which N32 billion was spent, representing 48.5 per cent while in 2021 the sector got N62.1 billion of which N55.2 billion was spent, representing 88.9 per cent.
Mr Martins Dangwa, Chairman, Evidence Technical Working Group, KADBEAM, said that despite the 70 per cent budget performance in the list five years, the sector was still faced with infrastructural decay.
The Citizens’ Co-Chair, KADBEAM Mr Tijjani Aliyu, commended that level of partnership and collaboration among critical education stakeholders in the state working to improve the quality of education serviced delivery.
Abel commended the state government for providing a space for citizens to make inputs into the State Education Policy, Quality Assurance Policy, and other strategic documents to improve the quality of education services.
Also, Mubarak Siraj, State Reform Facilitator, Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) programme, a seven-year FCDO education programme lauded stakeholders’ support to the education sector.
Mr Joshua James, Secretary, Civil Society Steering Committee, Open Government Partnership said it was very important for citizens to keep tap with government to ensure that resources were expended in areas of needs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other issues identified include poor investment on Information and Communication technology, reduced budgetary allocation for overhead cost and poor teacher recruitment and deployment processes. (NAN) CONTINUE READING………..
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