FG to make changes to basic education

The minister talks about the changes that might be made to basic education in the country.

Prof. Anthony Anwukah

Minister for Education in Nigeria, Professor Tony Anwukah, has disclosed that the system of Basic education in Nigeria will soon be reviewed.

Anwukah made this disclosure while speaking to press in Abuja, about the challenges being faced by the Educational sector in the country. He also spoke about the training of teachers for specific needs of the system.

According to Leadership reports, the minister also called on the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria ,TRCN to be alive to its responsibility by ensuring that individuals interested in teaching in Nigeriua are duly trained and certified for the profession.

“I want to push for major review in primary school level and our pressing worry is based on poor quality of teachers ; NCE supoosed to be the minimum bench mark for training in Nigeria but  it is now it has become an all comer game,teaching must stop from been an all comer game, we must not let teaching be a fall back profession”

“Moreso the training of teachers is not in consonance to suppose to teach the basic primary school levels as you will see an NCE graduate whi studied physics education teaching what in primary school.

“This is a total misfit” the minister lamented.

He emphasised that the present administration will consolidate on previous attempts to develop the education sector but will most importantly revisit abandoned policies, review them and fully implement any that is considered fit for the Nigeria education sector.

“There are a lot of banana peels littered every where and the change mantra is here,everyone must wake up to true service.

“If its possible, we will consolidate on what we have on ground and what we are keen about is policy implementation.”

The minister urged state governments to adopt new interest in education to give meaning to basic education in the country.

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