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‘Education advancement imperative for economic growth, human capacity development’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that only serious advancement in quality and affordable education at all levels would guarantee collective drive to grow the economy of Nigeria and better the lives of its citizens.

To this end, the President said education would continue to be a high priority item in his government’s drive to transform the economy.He assured that government will continue to provide equal and massive access to education at all levels so they could actively participate in the nation’s socio-economic development and youth empowerment.

Buhari said government will continue to look into all pertinent issues confronting the institutions regarding physical development as well as the quality and relevance of graduates, and will strictly and closely monitor them.

He however expressed discontent with frequent interruption in academic activities in public higher institutions, pointing out the negative impact of such disruption to academic destiny of students and career growth of workers.

The President, who was apparently making reference to frequent industrial action of tertiary institutions’ labour unions both academic and non academic, emphasized that universities must maintain a certain level of stability, with uninterrupted academic activities, if the overall objectives of attaining national development goals with the institutions as pivots are to be achieved.


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