The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education, (UBEC) Hammid Boboye says the hefty financial allocations to state governments have not reflected in the National standard of Education.
Boboye was reacting to UNICEF’s report that Nigeria’s learning crisis begins with the foundation of children’s early learning years.
UNICEF Nigeria Chief of Education, Saadhna Panday-Soobrayan says only sixty percent of Children participate in organised pre-primary learning.
According to Panday, learning gaps is most severe in the Northern part of Nigeria adding that only 10 percent of 7 to 14-year-olds in North West and twelve percent in the North East acquire basic education.
She disclosed that only 84 percent of Primary School teachers and 59 of JSS teachers are professionally qualified.
UNICEF adds that over sixty percent of classrooms of public Junior Secondary Schools in Borno, Kano, Kaduna and Kebbi have no teaching materials and that the quality of teachers is limited by poor skills.
(Editor: Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie)