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NANS embark on protest to demand for increase funding in Education

The National Association of Nigerian Students and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress has embarked on a protest to demand for increased funding for Education in the country.
The NANS President, Danielson Akpan explained that the money being allocated to education sector is very low.
It is quite saddening that Education is not being given priority in the country.
NANS also called on the President to implement the 26% budgetary allocation to Education.
In the same vein ,he called upon the leaders to place high priority on Education in order to meet the Sustainable development goals.
“It is very essential to empower the youth so that they can meet up with the global standard “.he added
The head of International Relations department at the NLC , Uche Ekwe disclosed that the recent ASUU strike is due to poor funding in the Education sector .
According to him, the major reason for the ongoing ASUU strike is due to low funding in the sector.
Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on strike on November 4 over issues including unpaid allowances, poor funding for the sector and non-implementation of the 2009 agreement with the federal government among others.

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