Weak local government system responsible for poor education: Adamu

Education Minister Adamu Adamu has identified weak local government systems as part of the cause of the poor delivery of education programs in the country.

Adamu said so on Tuesday when members of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies 44 Senior Staff Course visited him at his office in Abuja.

“It is regrettable that its current weakness has contributed to the failure of the implementation of a number of education sector programs,” he said.

Represented by Acting Permanent Secretary David Gende, the minister said the weakness has led to unreasonable programs aimed at bringing education closer to the people.

“Local government is closest to the people. Its effectiveness is crucial for the education of the people,” he added.

The Minister said that the Federal Government in 2016 instituted an integrated and strategic plan to address challenges in the education sector.

“This plan is meant to deliver on President Muhammadu Buhari’s transformative campaign promises on education.

“This effort gave birth to the Education for Change program. A Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP) 2016-2019 which has become a roadmap for educational empowerment in Nigeria,” he said.

Mr. Adamu said the MSP contains 10 pillars covering different aspects of education that need to be improved to prepare the country for the socio-economic competition of the 21st century.

(NOPE)

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