Colleges of Education abandoned by FG – COEASU

Please check your E-mail inbox or spam to confirm.

Colleges of Education (COEs) lecturers on Thursday, September 3rd lamented of abandonment of the institutions by the Federal Government.

The lecturers stated that the FG has consistently been under-funding the COEs in the country, noting that between 2012 and 2017, the funds released as capital allocation to COEs by the federal government stood at just about 56% of the budgeted sums.

or Follow us on WhatsApp Channel

💡 Hey, here is the best time to show the world what you do and sell. Let's advertise you to our 9,500+ subscribers over 40+ active WhatsApp & Telegram groups and channels! CONTACT US NOW to verify our massive reach and start.

The lecturers under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) stated this during a press conference on Thursday in Abuja.

COEASU President, Nuhu Ogirima, while speaking at the press conference, said the attempt to make the government fund colleges of education had fallen on deaf ears.

He said: “The gross under-funding of COEs has been abysmally consistent with the federal government. Quite unfortunately, State governments toe the line of the federal government in this regard. It could be said that the federal government encourages irresponsibility towards funding obligations.

“The issue of funding affects the system in all ramifications. For example, between 2012 and 2017 the funds released as capital allocation to COEs by the federal government stood at just about 56% of the budgeted sums.

“A little while before the period in question, especially from 2006 to 2008, the totality of allocation to COEs relative to other sister institutions, was appalling.

“Sadly, the government has chosen to ignore the renewed attempt of the Union to call attention to the dire situation the COE system has found itself.

“As a union responsible for the yearnings and aspirations of the academics managing the education of the less privileged citizens, we consider it as complicity to remain quiet in the face of the wanton neglect that has characterized the disposition of the government to our plight.

“The persistent wanton neglect of COEs is evident in the non-response to the series of memo raised by the Union reminding FGN of her responsibilities.

Read also, NANS urges FG, ASUU to negotiate


Support & Insights

Do you have a question? Please use the comment below. We will respond accordingly.

NOTICE: 💡Get the Complete handbook to Master Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp Ads! This course has taught over 6,000 students in live webinars, and over 2,000 students enrolled online. FIND OUT MORE.

DISCLAIMER: Do not pay or release sensitive financial details to any organizer/recruiter unless futher verified from your end.

Recommended For You

About the Author: Cecilia Udom

Cecilia Udom is a Biochemistry student of the University of Uyo. She is an ardent learner and listener who goes all thumbs up on personal development. Above all, she is a lover of the Gospel. Send her a message at Read more of her publications below: