The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed the findings of a comprehensive report tracking the expenditure of Basic Education funds in Lagos State for the past three years.
The report was conducted by the non-governmental organization Human Development Initiatives (HDI).
During the Basic Education National Stakeholders Dialogue in Abuja, Mrs. Folake Olatunji, Director of Basic Education, emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting initiatives aimed at strengthening the nation’s basic education sector.
“Nigeria’s HDI score (0.539) which is poor compared to many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, indicates challenges in access to quality education and educational opportunities.
” To improve the HDI score, Nigeria needs to focus on increasing access to education, reducing dropout rates, and enhancing the overall quality of education provided,” Olatunji said.
Nigeria’s poor ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) highlights the need for increased access to quality education and better educational opportunities.
The report, titled ‘Tracking Basic Education Funds in Lagos State: Blessings and Lessons,’ reveals that over N7.4 billion was allocated to various projects in Lagos during 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation and various stakeholders, aimed to ensure transparency, accountability, and improved service delivery in the basic education sector.