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FG restates commitment to leverage education for socio-economic devt

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja 
24 August 2023   |   4:53 am
Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has restated the current administration’s commitment to restructuring the sector in accelerating socio-economic development.

Tahir Mamman

Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has restated the current administration’s commitment to restructuring the sector in accelerating socio-economic development.

  
Delivering an address at the Colloquium of Stakeholders on the Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS), organised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja, yesterday, the minister pledged that government would ensure that the education system remains nationally relevant and globally competitive. 
  
This, he noted, can best be achieved when academics embrace what he referred to as “proven and tested pedagogical methods in the delivery of this curriculum.”
  
 Consequently, Mamman charged academics to explore new avenues, harness technology and infuse creativity into its teaching, as according to him, these would cater to the evolving needs of today’s fast, but impatient learners.
  
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, David Adejo, the minister said: “As has been demonstrated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in some of his major pronouncements since assuming leadership of our great country, this administration is unwaveringly committed to the continuous repositioning and revitalisation of the entire education sector for a quickened socio-economic development of our dear country, Nigeria.
  
“I want to assure you that the Federal Government of Nigeria will continue to strive in ensuring that our education system remains nationally relevant and globally competitive.
  
“This can best be achieved when we embrace proven and tested pedagogical methods in the delivery of this curriculum. I also urge you, as my fellow academics, to explore new avenues, harness technology and infuse creativity into its teaching, as these would cater for the evolving needs of today’s fast, but impatient learners.”
  
He noted that the theme of the event: “The State of the CCMAS, Sensitisation and Implementation,” was apt, adding that the President is “committed to providing and sustaining a Renewed Hope for the country.”The minister urged participants to dialogue openly and constructively, bearing in mind the rigour that had brought the country “to this stage.”

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