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Ezekwesili offers solution to Africa’s education challenges

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
27 October 2021   |   4:04 am
Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said the call in many quarters for increased funding of education in Nigeria and other African countries would not solve challenges bedevilling the sector.

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said the call in many quarters for increased funding of education in Nigeria and other African countries would not solve challenges bedevilling the sector.

She stated this at the launch of Human Capital Africa (HCA), an accountability and advocacy initiative spearheaded by her, yesterday in Abuja.

The organisation was launched on the sidelines of the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES27), themed “Securing Our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

Noting that the region’s education sector was suffering from a structural deficit, the
ex-Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region observed that investing in foundational literacy and numeracy would form the basis of the continent’s development strategy.