According to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) at least 26% of a country’s national budget should be allocated to the educational sector especially if that country is a developing nation. These funds are meant to pay salaries for sector practitioners such as teachers and administrators; build and procure facilities, equipments and learning aids; as well as used to fund research especially at tertiary level.
Nigeria however, allocates less than 9% of her budget to education annually and this is probably the major reason for the continuous decline in examination performance by students for some years now. Find below some alarming statistics about the state of our educational sector in Nigeria
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