The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has commended the governors of the South East states for giving priority to education in spite of the economic challenges.
Kukah made the commendation at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra on Thursday while delivering its 17th convocation lecture.
Kukah, who was represented by Prof Peter Tanko, spoke on ‘Teaching the Teacher: Contemporary challenges and prospects of teacher education in Nigeria’.
He decried the poor budget allocation to education at the federal level, noting that the country could not think of meaningful development without allocating at least 23 per cent of its budget to education.
Kukah also urged northern leaders to pay more attention to the education sector, stressing that lack of basic infrastructure had dislocated functional education in the country.