- President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed where the country's salvation lies
- Buhari described education as the solution to some of the problems plaguing Nigeria
- The president, however, urged Nigerians to give more attention to learning
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s socio-economic and political salvation would come from education.
Legit.ng reports that the president, who made this known on Monday, December 2, urged citizens to embrace learning as a way of life and that the government would do its best to provide access.
A statement issued by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president, who was honoured in his country home, Daura, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of community secondary school, noted that he became an orphan at a young age.
He said his nine years in boarding school and joining the army shaped his life.
“I spent nine years in the boarding school where the teachers showered us with love, care and total commitment. They treated you as their own children. They commended you when you did well, and flogged you on bare bottom if you misbehaved,” Buhari said.
He praised the current management of the school, which is now renamed Pilot Secondary School, Daura, for maintaining high standards.
President Buhari implored the old boys association of the school to carry on the good work they were doing, leading up to the current position of the school.
The leader of the team, Alhaji M.T Bature, the Sarkin Kudu of Katsina, said the vision of the founding fathers, including the president, had ensured the success of so many sons of the state, with many growing up to become professors, engineers, doctors and military generals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the executive secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said about 100 fake professors were uncovered by the commission.
It was reported that Prof Rasheed said that about 100 fake professors’ details were posted on the NUC website and the commission had to send the names to the various universities for verification.
He disclosed this at the 2019 retreats for vice-chancellors and thanked them for their cooperation with the NUC strategy advisory committee.
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