Eduwatch, NUGS & CAPCOE Petition Parliament To Advocate Increased Investment In Public Basic Education
Earlier today, Eduwatch and CAPCOE submitted a petition Parliament, urging Parliamentarians to advocate increased allocation and investment in Public Basic Education to Improve Quality.
We demanded an increase in basic education's share of the education sector expenditure to 50%, an amendment to the capping of GETFund to at least 50% to free resources for basic education infrastructure provision, and the need to explore reliable funding to support the construction of 5,403 schools to replace those taking place under trees and sheds.
Receiving the petition on behalf of Parliament, the Chairman of the Select Committee on Education, assured Us that demands in the Petition would be given priority attention by Parliament.
The Education Spike Campaign is being implemented by Eduwatch in Partnership with CAPCOE with support from OXFAM.
Please find the pictures of NUGS President (member of CAPCOE), presenting the petition to the Chair of the Education Committee of Parliament. With him are representatives from Eduwatch, Teacher Unions and All Africa Student Union