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First Lady Oluremi Tinubu Affirms Nigeria’s Commitment To Quality Education Amid Security Challenges

Senator Oluremi Tinubu has lauded the Ministry of Education’s initiative to recruit more government school teachers.

Despite the constant threat posed to education by security challenges, the wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has given assurance that the federal government will not shy away from giving deserved quality education to the younger generation.

Speaking on Friday, while playing host to the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, and his management team, at the State House Abuja, the First Lady said: “Education is the way to grow as a nation. We know insecurity is there, discouraging girl-child education, but we will not be intimidated from giving this generation what they deserve, quality education.”

The First Lady also lauded the drive by the Federal Ministry of Education to get more teachers for government schools in the country.

She noted that as a teacher herself, it is important to improve on the profession and the practitioners so as to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

“I will join you to champion the drive for more teachers in the country. They are very important to the teaching outcomes we get.”

The First Lady commended the minister for approving the change of name from Second Chance School to Alternative High School for Girls, saying the new name is more dignifying.

“Governors should be encouraged to adopt the Alternative High School for Girls. Once UBEC builds one in the state, they should build more. These girls should be given the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. How will they fill in their resume, I went to Second Chance School, people will ask, “What did you do?”

She also called the attention of the minister to the need for Adult Literacy Schools in the country and also the re-introduction of Technical Colleges to cover for the children who could not get into tertiary institutions due to poor academic strength.

Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of Education, Prof. Mamman explained that his ministry is introducing Skills Acquisition from primary school level.

According to him, “The issue of Out of School Children is getting our due attention. Only about 25 percent of our youth get into tertiary institutions. We have to see to the others that are just there. We must get them well trained in their chosen skills.”

He stated that the ministry is prioritising those who want to study education in tertiary institutions.

Mamman then presented 100 General Scholarships for Female Students and 1,000 Bursary Awards for those studying education to the First Lady.

Deji Elumoye

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