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Education a strategic instrument, says Fayemi

Education a strategic instrument, says Fayemi

Education a strategic instrument, says Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi says education is a very strategic instrument in nation development.

Fayemi stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a summit on ‘Safeguarding Our Schools’ (SOS) organized in Abuja, by the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC), assuring that state governments were committed to safe teaching and learning through adequate funding to ensure quality learning and quality education.

He called for the support of community development associations, patents- teachers associations and other stakeholders in safeguarding teachers and school children.

The governor stressed that security was a collective responsibility and insisted that host communities and other stakeholders must be actively involved in this regard.

In his remarks which was streamed live from London, a former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, restated his pledge to mobilize global effort to ensure safe schools in Nigeria.

Brown, who is also the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Global Education called for information sharing in addressing security challenges, underscored the need to secure schools in order to ensure quality education.

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Similarly, the World Bank Country Representative for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri said education was critical for the safety and security of the world in the future.

Urging the government and all stakeholders to guarantee the safety of children in schools, Chaudhuri stated that Investments in human capital in Nigeria would impact the continent and the rest of the world when the country becomes the projected third most populous country in the world.

He stated that it was incredible seeing the zeal of Nigerian children to acquire learning even in the most difficult circumstances as well as the desire of parents to ensure their children acquire learning.

Also, in their various remarks at the event, the Ambassadors of the United States of America, United Kingdom and Norway– Berth Leonard, Catrine Laing and Knut Elli Lein respectively pledged the support of their home countries to ensure safe teaching and learning environment across Nigeria.

According to them, despite the efforts already committed to the goal in the past through their various initiatives, more support and encouragement would be extended to Nigeria to encourage safe and quality learning.

Education a strategic instrument, says Fayemi

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