- President Muhammadu Buhari says functional mass education can be used to avoid the challenges of insecurity and violent crises in Nigeria
- Buhari notes that his administration is committed to making education affordable through the open and distance learning system
- The president says that his administration would fund quality tertiary education so as to guarantee access for the teeming youths in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, March 23, said ignorance was the cause of the crisis in Nigeria.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Buhari said functional mass education can be used to avoid the challenges of insecurity and violent crises, Vanguard reports.
The president who was represented by the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Victor Onuoha, noted that that his administration was committed to supporting education.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is more than ever before, committed to making education affordable through the open and distance learning system.
“In this connection, therefore, a national policy on education has provided for life-long learning that transcends all barriers through open and distance learning,” he said.
The president stated that his administration would fund quality tertiary education so as to guarantee access for the teeming youths in the country.
He said that the open and distance learning would be further strengthened to take the lead in this desired direction of the government.
Meanwhile, as entrance examination into unity schools across Nigeria approaches, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has reiterated his call for a uniform cut off marks for all students.
Agbakoba spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday, March 22, emphasised the need to eschew ethnicity and promote unity in the society.
NAN reports that Agbakoba had in a suit numbered FHC/L/CS/1358/2013, against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Federal Ministry of Education, had sought an order, restraining discrimination against students applying into unity schools, on account of their ethnicity or place of origin.
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