Lafia - Nasarawa State government has budgeted N1.2 billion for the construction of students’ hostels in four state owned tertiary institutions to improve the standard of education in the state.
Alhaji Husseini Abubakar, the supervising commissioner for Higher Education, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Lafia while defending the 2015 budget of the ministry before the House of Assembly Committee on Education.
He said that if the budget was approved, the money would be utilized for the construction of students’ hostels in four higher institutions to reduce the problem of accommodation.
Abubakar said the ministry had done its best to improve the standard of education in the state through the execution of various projects aimed at providing conducive environment for teaching and learning.
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He appealed to the committee to ensure speedy passage of the budget to enable the ministry execute more projects.
The commissioner promised to improve the welfare of staff of the ministry to boost their productivity.
The chairman of the committee, Mr Raphael Dogara (PDP-Kokona East), advised the ministry to improve on its budget performance in 2015.
He stressed the need for cordial relationship between the ministry and the assembly to improve the standard of education in the state.