The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Delta State, has blasted the Delta State Government over the paltry sum allocated to education in the proposed Delta State 2019 budget .
The students’ body frowned at the disparity in the 8% budgetary allocation to education for 2019 as a against the recommended minimum 26% by UNESCO.
The body urged the State Government to make basic and secondary education tuition free, in order to encourage students back to school and make good the future of Delta State.
Dio Oghale Emeka Rex, Chairman, NANS /JCC Delta State made this known weekend in Asaba-Delta while on a courtesy visit to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council.
Rex called for support to assist them amplify their demand for an upward review of the budgetary allocation proposed for education.
According to Comrade Rex, “We want to passionately call the attention of NUJ Delta State chapter to our demand to the government of Delta State to review upwardly the percentage allocated to education in the 2019 budget and to introduce free education for basic and secondary school in Delta State. As you are all aware, the amount allocated to education in Delta State 2019 budget amounts to 8% of the total budget as against the 26% recommended by the UNESCO which is currently not good for our education sector. You will also agree with me that to promote education and to encourage students back to school, the government needs to make basic and secondary education tuition