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Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency in education sector



Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency in education sector

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has stated that the Federal Government, will declare a state of emergency in the nation’s education sector in April this year.

The minister stated this on Monday in Abuja when he received Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters.

He also called on state governors to follow suit, by doing the same thing in their respective state.

According to him, “By the end of April, we are proposing that there will be a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector all over the country.

“We request all the state governors to do the same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve.

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“I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to addressing the problem of low standard of education especially at the primary school level,” he said.

Adamu further revealed, that his ministry would soon forward a proposal to the National Council of State for graduates of Education to henceforth be employed on Grade Level 10, adding, that the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying Education in tertiary institutions.

Speaking earlier, Governor Bello said the Kogi State government was working towards turning the educational sector around by providing good infrastructure in schools and training of teachers.

He said that the state government planned to establish three teachers’ professional institutes in the three senatorial district, adding that one was already being established in the Munya Local Government Area of the state.

He asked for the support of the minister in developing the institutions.


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