Buhari canvasses sound education sector built on values
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the revival of the educational sector with focus on teaching of values like integrity in schools would require giving priority to the welfare and training of teachers who directly create the enabling environment for learning.
Receiving a delegation from the Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research at the Presidential Villa, Buhari said the quality of training, welfare and happiness of teachers directly impact on the quality of education children and adults get in schools, urging more focus and research on impact of teachers.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday said the president was reacting to a proposal by the visitors to start a yearly “Buhari Integrity Lecture Series.”
The Director of Arewa House, Prof. Idris Shaaba Jimada, told the president that there was need to inculcate the virtue of integrity that he had stood for over the years as an important aspect of development.
Besides, the presidency has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
The beneficiaries were granted promotion for their exceptional feats, courage, exemplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valour in the counter-insurgency operation in the North East.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement yesterday, named the two senior officers as the Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters, Major-General LO Adeosun, who got elevated to the rank of a lieutenant-general and the General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander, Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri, Brigadier General AB Biu, who is now a major-general.
Also, promoted to the rank of captain is Lieutenant AJ Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion, Bauchi.