The Anambra State Ministry of Tertiary and Science Education has remarked that a total of N85.5 million was generated by the ministry between January and October in the state. The Commissioner, Mrs Sally Mbanefo made this know on Wednesday while defending the 2021 budget before the House of Assembly Committee on Tertiary Education.
She said: “At the beginning of the year, the ministry was given a revenue target of N48.6 million but I’m glad to inform this committee that as at October, we have generated over N85.5 million. “We are hoping to generate more before the end of the year.”
The Commissioner further urged the state government to release adequate funds to the ministry to carry out major projects in the state tertiary institutions.
While commending the ministry’s efforts on revenue generation, Chairperson of the Committee, Mrs Beverly Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche encouraged the ministry to further advance steps that would enhance the standard of learning in tertiary institutions, adding that the committee would continue to promote tertiary education through positive legislation.