Group urges Bauchi to up education funding

By Balarabe Alkassim, Bauchi |

Bauchi State Coalition for Improvement of Public Expenditure Management (BACIPEM) has called on Governor Mohammed Abubakar  to implement recommendations by task force committee on education sector in the state.

The Acting Chairperson of BACIPEM Mary Ann Emmanuel made the call in Bauchi during an advocacy visit to the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Sabo Mohammed in his office.

BACIPEM was being supported by the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD).

She stressed the need for  Governor Mohammed Abubakar  to implement the recommendations of the committee which she said would address the challenges facing the education sector in the state.

Emmanuel called on the Governor to increase the budgetary allocation to the education sector from 18% to 26 percent and strengthen the relationship with CSOs  and government to allow free flow of information that will support monitoring and tracking of education projects.

Responding, the Special Adviser on Education, Comrade Sabo Mohammed said that Governor Abubakar is passionate about the development of the education sector in the state and is working on the report and implementation of the recommendation of the committee.