Education cannot be left to Government alone – Obasanjo

EDUCATION CANNOT BE LEFT TO GOVERNMENT ALONE -OBASANJO Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Speaking at the National Summit on Tertiary Education Reforms

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria’s inability to key into the Education For All Global Initiative years back was a bad miss.

This is as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, insists Nigeria must invest in its people as the most incredible resource.

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Both men spoke in Abuja at the opening of a two-day national summit on Tertiary Education Reforms.

A National summit on Tertiary Education Reform put together by the office of the Speaker, to galvanise solutions to the many problems bedeviling the nation’s higher education.

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In the last few years, the nation’s higher institutions of learning have perennially been paralysed by industrial actions over sundry issues.

In 2022 alone, 8 months went into strike and the students bore the brunt.

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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria must retrace its steps, rejuvenate the Sector and give the youths hope that they can achieve laudable dreams in their fatherland

For President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria needs a wholistic review of its education sector, rather than only the tertiary sector.

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He says the country’s inability to jump-start the education for all Initiative, was a huge setback

Others align with the move to rescue the Sector in Nigeria from its present ruins.

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Education and the challenges facing the nations’ Education Sector have come onto the front burner following the end of the 8 months Industrial Action by Lecturers in Public Universities a development that put the focus firmly on reforming the Sector.

For many observers reforming the sector should be a Bottom-Top approach that will look at every level from the Nursery/Primary to the Post Primary and Tertiary Level.

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Experts will however still be pleased that the Speaker of the House of Representatives has put together a National Stakeholders Summit on Tertiary Education especially considering the intervention of the Speaker was key in resolving and bringing an end to the protracted Industrial Action in Public Universities.

 

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