The Federal Government says it has released more than N138 billion in the last three years as matching grant to strengthen basic education system in the country.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this during the launch of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) of basic education institutions in Abuja on Monday.
The audit will cover all pupils, students and personnel in both public and private basic education institutions in Nigeria.
Adamu said the funds, managed by the Universal Basic Education Commission, were accessed by states and the Federal Capital Territory that also paid their counterpart contributions.
He explained that the personnel audit was in line with the provisions of the Universal Basic Education Act 2004, “to help establish reliable education data for planning.
” It is important to note that since its establishment in 1999, the commission has successfully conducted two national personnel audit in the country in 2006 and 2010 respectively focused only on public schools.”
The minister said the audit would also establish strong foundation for sound management information system in the basic education sector.
He added it would strengthen the current National Educational Management Information System (NEMIS) which serves as a key pillar of the nations educational planning process.