Democracy Day speech: Education sector to get more attention – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country’s education sector will continue to receive the needed attention form government in order to secure the future of the youth.

He revealed this in a nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s Democracy Day.

He said: “Nigeria remains committed to expanding access to quality education to enhance the productivity of its citizens and would continue to pursue the enforcement of free and compulsory basic education for the first 9 years of schooling.”

Furthermore, the President disclosed that the 36 States of the federation are currently involved in a teacher training programme that will boost their capacity, adding that the special education sector is also receiving attention.

In pursuit of this, we have launched the Better Education Service Delivery for All in 17 states, established additional 6 Federal Science and Technical Colleges and currently executing a pro-active Teacher Training Plan with all states of the Federation.

In our revision of the operations of specialized education funds and to implement reforms that would optimize their benefits to the sector, we have adopted a Public-Private Sector Partnership for provision of infrastructure and also collaborate with the private sector to create jobs,” he said.

Source: Voice of Nigeria