As part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the education sector, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education has released a new road map to address the challenges facing the sector.
The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, while unveiling a draft of the 2016-2019 Ministerial Strategic Plan on Monday in Abuja, reiterate the government’s commitment to strengthening institutional structures and creating innovative strategies aimed at revamping the education sector.
Mr Adamu enjoined Nigerians to support the Federal Government in its efforts to salvage the sector and return it to the path of excellence.
It would be recalled that a similar plan was launched during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The aim of the 2006 to 2015 Education Master Plan was to fashion out new policies that would enable the sector emerge from its declining status, especially on issues concerning Nigeria’s ‘Education For All’ policy and infrastructural decay occasioned by institutional and legislative constraints.
The need for the new plan came after the expiration of the former to continue to address the challenges of the sector.
The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru, attributed t
The fallen standard of education is due to the failure of past governments to regulate the teaching profession, Pastor Usani Uguru, the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, said while commenting on the new plan.
Also in her remark, the Director, Department of Educational Planning, Research and Development, Magdalene Anene-Maidoh, also highlighted the focus of the strategic plan.
She expressed hope that the new plan, when adopted and implemented by the experts, would arm Nigerian youths with the skills they require to face the challenges of the 21st century.