2022 Budget: Taraba allocates N6 billion for secondary education

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By Danzumi Ishaku, Jalingo

The Taraba Government has allocated over N6 billion for post primary schools management education in the state.

The Taraban state Commissioner for Budget and Planning Mr. Solomon Elisha made this know on Monday at the 2022 budget breakdown by the ministry in Jalingo.

Elisha said that the amount comprised of both personnel and operational cost of the board.

He further stated that the Taraba state government was in the process of recruiting new teachers for the post primary education in the state.

He said that the Money was budgeted to address the challenges of inadequate teachers in the secondary education as well as the challenge of monitoring and evaluation.

The commissioner further explained that the board had many teachers posted to all secondary schools across the state, therefore, required a huge allocation.

He tagged the budget as ‘peoples budget’ due to how the government arrived at the entire budgeting process.

Elisha said that the ministry adopted the consultative strategy in which town hall meetings were held in the three senatorial zones in the state to identify the people’s demands.

Daybreak News reports that the total recurrent expenditure in the physical year stood at N78,072,587,679.90 while the total capital expenditure stood at N71,712,308,716.92 totaling N149,784,896,396.82.


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