By Caleb Ayasina
The Project Coordinator 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) organised by the National Population Commission (NPC), Amaka Ezinwa, has called for the proper funding of the programme by the Federal Government to ensure adequate planning for Education in the country.
Vanguard gathered that the survey to be concluded by December 2015 has about 300 data collectors currently passing through the training, and it will cover not less than 72, 000 children living in 30, 000 households across the country. The programme was solely funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Nigeria) without counterpart funding from the Federal Government.
Ezinwa, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen at opening ceremony of training for Data collectors for the 2015 NEDS in Saminaka, Kaduna state, decried the dwelling nature of Education standard, adding that they intend to produce policy briefs to assist decision makers develop education system in the country.
“We will appreciate if the government can assist Nigeria, though the Government of Nigeria is participating in terms of providing technical manpower,” She said. In his remarks, Chairman, National Population Commission, NPC, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, explained that the survey was designed to generate information on the educational status of the Nigerian population and expectedly, the interviewers will ask a wide range of questions.