Adamu Adamu Minister wants Buhari to declare emergency in education sector

Education Minister urges Buhari to pay more attention to the education sector as he has done to economy and security.

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Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu play

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu

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The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the education sector.

The minister made the appeal on Monday, November 13, at a special retreat the presidency held for ministers on the challenges facing the education sector.

Adamu urged President Muhammadu Buhari to pay more attention to the education sector as he has done to economy and security.

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He also enjoined the presidency to substantially increase government funding of the sector.

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

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Talking about the numerous challenges facing the sector, the minister, therefore, asked Buhari to declare an emergency in the sector saying this will help garner the financial and political resources required for the country to address the challenges facing education.

“I appeal to the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the Education sector for the country to be able to change the fortunes of the system.

“The strong political will needed to do all this is present in this government. What this government must now do is to make funds available,”

Nigerian education system is currently troubled as virtually all higher institutions of learning are threatening to embark on industrial action.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have already begun their strike on Monday, November 13, while University lecturers and College of Education lecturers are also threatening to  on strike anytime soon.

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