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The National Economic Council (NEC) has advised the Federal and state governments to allocate 15 per cent of their budgets to education.
This was part of the resolutions reached during the Council’s meeting held on Thursday inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State who made a briefing after the meeting revealed that NEC also called on the state governments to declare an emergency in their education sector.
He explained that the Council took the decision after it received the interim report of its ad-hoc Committee on the Revival of Education.
The report, he said, called for vigorous collaboration between the Federal and state governments to revive education in the country.
The meeting was presided upon by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo