Atiku Abubakar, presidential competitor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will triple the financial plan for instruction area whenever chose president.
Talking amid the Silverbird Man of the Year occasion on Sunday, Atiku additionally said he would end the ceaseless strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from his first day as president.
The Buhari administration allocated 7.04% of the N9.120 trillion 2018 budget to education.
Bureaucratic colleges have been closed down since November when ASUU set out on strike following government’s inability to execute the understanding came to in November 2016.
The teachers are requesting among things, the debated enlistment of the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company, fractionalisation of compensations in government colleges, net under-financing and non-subsidizing of state colleges.
As per Atiku, the mechanical activity will get his first consideration as president whenever casted a ballot into office on February 16.
“I am startled that as I talk, our understudies the country over are not being taught because of the ASUU strike brought about by an uncertain discussion of about N60billion,” he said amid the occasion which held in Lagos.
“On the off chance that I land the position I am looking for, my first errand on the very beginning – alongside naming my bureau – will be to end this shameful strike and recover our understudies to their examinations.
“I will likewise triple the sum the Nigerian Government spends on instruction from 7 percent of its spending today, not simply to the 15 percent suggested by UNESCO, however to 20 percent.
“I perceive the esteem training can convey to the individual and the country. However, much more than that, I need each tyke in Nigeria to have the open doors I had.”
Atiku likewise said the presidential race introduces an open door for “a defining moment” in the nation’s advancement, including that he has the essential experience to “drive Nigeria to success.”