Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has called on the organised private sector to invest in the basic education for the benefit of children in the country.
UBEC’s director of Social Mobilsation, Alhaji Bello Kagara, made the call in Abuja yesterday, during a capacity building workshop organised by the commission for Education Correspondents of Nigeria.
Speaking on the overview of UBEC interventions in basic education and focal areas for media advocacy and reportage, Kagara who represented the executive secretary of the commission, Hamid Bobboyi, also lamented the low participation of private firms in re-investing its profit on education and impacting the society.
He said: “UBEC is specifically calling on the organised private sector ,we are appealing to them to come in to support the education of the Nigerian child.”
Kagara charged political leaders to increase the political will towards ensuring quality basic education delivery in the country while also lamenting the inability of some states to access over N50 billion in UBE intervention.
Earlier, chairman of Education Correspondent Association of Nigeria (ECAN), Chuks Ukwuatu, said that the workshop was organised by the commission to deepen the knowledge of Education Correspondents on the mandate, policies and programmes of the Universal Basic Education.