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Former minister urges FG to focus on education reforms



Former Minister of Information, Frank Nweke, has urged Federal Government to focus more on reforming the education sector, rather than placing attention on oil.

Nweke made the call, yesterday, in Abuja, at a reunion of the Old Girls’ Association of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Yola.

The former minister, who was represented by Michael Magaji, the National President, Federal Government College, Jos Old Students’ Association, said with quality teaching, Nigerians would be able be to generate wealth.

He said: “Education is not just in the content, but in delivery. If you want to know how resourceful a country is, you should first count its highly effective teachers and how involved the parents are.”

According to him, 13.5m Nigerian children are currently out of school, a development that “is a social and moral gap and a threat to society.”

Nweke stated that the association’s role is to help set a development agenda for young upcoming students.

Dr. Antonia Obike, a representative of the old girls in the Diaspora said graduates of the school were willing to do their best to ensure the development of the education sector in Nigeria.

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