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NDIC boss Ibrahim advocates better education to tackle violence, insecurity

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Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Umaru Ibrahim

The Managing Director and Chief Executive, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Umaru Ibrahim has advocated quality education as panacea to check the spate of violence and insecurity challenges currently being experienced in the country.

Ibrahim made the remark in an address he delivered at the 15th graduation ceremony of Zaria Academy, Kaduna State, where a science laboratory was commissioned as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.

The NDIC boss attributed the upsurge in violent crimes and other challenges of insecurity especially among youths in the country to poor and weak educational system.

A statement by the corporation’s head, communication and public affairs, Mohammed Kudu Ibrahim, the NDIC helmsman called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to guarantee qualitative education for millions of the nation’s youths to prepare them for gainful employment opportunities and better living conditions.

He urged Nigerians to view the provision of quality education as the responsibility of all, describing complete reliance on Government alone for delivery of quality education as unrealistic.

He also called on the private sector to compliment government efforts, stating that the resources available to government could not provide the type of education required to produce graduates that were not only employable, but also adaptable to the rapidly changing global economy.

The squalid education situation especially in the Northern states, the NDIC boss concluded, informed the Corporation’s acceptance of the request from the Zaria Academy for the construction and equipping of its Science Laboratories which were razed by fire about two years ago.

Noting the low standard of education in the Northern states and the low rate of Senior Secondary School enrolment, Ibrahim called on governors in the region to improve the educational standards of their states and also offer scholarships to bright indigent students.


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