The Kaduna State Government has designated N22.9 billion to the education sector which represents 28.1 per cent of the N81.6 billion Supplementary Budget passed by the state’s House of Assembly
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a breakdown of the supplementary budget, which was obtained by newsmen on Tuesday, 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 stated.