The Federal Government has devised a plan to grant financial autonomy to Universities within the country, according to Minister of Education Prof. Tahir Mamman.
The Minister disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the Nigerian Annual Education Conference (NAEC) with the topic, “Implementation of Education 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria,”
The conference, according to him, would cover new developments including finance for higher education, university autonomy, and the Students Loans Fund, all of which are exactly in line with President Bola Tinubu’s vision for the field.
The minister said Bola Tinubu is proposing new ways of funding tertiary education in Nigeria in order to overhaul the sector as a matter of priority.
The minister said, “As a signatory to the SDG 2030 and AU Agenda 2060, Nigeria must continue to demonstrate its commitment to achieving these goals through leadership and ownership of the implementation process. The education sector is one of the line sectors that ensure that planning and budgeting in the country are within the framework of the SDGS.
“In proposing and developing implementation strategies, also provide for mechanisms for constant monitoring and evaluation, to ensure goals are achieved.