President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated government’s commitment to the development of the education sector.
President Buhari made this known 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.
According to the President, a Public-Private Sector Partnership has been adopted for provision of infrastructure and job creation.