President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked stakeholders in the education sector to do more to attract other sources of funding because government alone cannot bear the burden of funding due to dwindling resources.
Buhari, who gave the task on Tuesday while speaking at the fourth national summit on diminishing corruption in the public sector, further tasked stakeholders and the academic unions to demand accountability and interrogate the bloated expenditures of their institutions.
The event, which was jointly organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had as its theme ‘Corruption and the education sector’.
Assuring that Federal Government would continue to fund the sector within available resources, Buhari also noted that corruption in the way tertiary institutions spend their internally generated revenues has not gone without due focus and attention by stakeholders, including the unions.
He also charged, especially the unions, to work with the government in the effort to end payroll fraud, by paying attention to and querying the authenticity of the payrolls in their various institutions.