The Kaduna State Government has earmarked ₦22.9 billion to the educations sector, representing 28.1 percent of the N81.6 billion Supplementary Budget recently passed by the state’s House of Assembly.
A breakdown of the supplementary budget obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Monday, September 2, 2019, showed that N65.4 billion of the budget was allocated for capital projects.
It also showed that of the N22.9 billion allocated to the education sector, N14 billion was allocated to the state’s Universal Basic Education Board to improve infrastructure, access and learning outcomes in basic schools.
“The Ministry of Education and the Kaduna State University got N4.0 billion and N4.1 billion respectively, while N147.2 million was earmarked for the state’s Library Board.
“Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, got N492.6 million and Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, got N110.8 million,” it added.