UBEC: Nigeria short of 277,537 teachers at basic education sub-sector


Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

The basic education sub-sector has 277,537 teachers deficit, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has said.

The commission noted that there is a deficit of 135,319 teachers at the Early Childhood Care Development Education, 139,772 in primary schools and 2,446 in Junior Secondary Schools nationwide.

UBEC noted that there were 27.8 million learners enrolled in primary schools, 22,384,755 in public primary schools and 5,504,632 in private schools.

The commission stated these in the 2018 National Personnel Audit (NPA) report unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja.

The report was conducted in public and private schools by UBEC with efforts from other stakeholders.

The document showed that Nigeria has 10, 193, 918 kids that are out – of school.

Buhari urged governors to take necessary actions to ensure improved access, equity and quality in education delivery in their states.

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