I have failed as Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu says he has failed in his duties as he couldn’t solve several challenges bedeviling the sector despite being the longest serving public official to hold that ministerial position.

According to The Sun Newspaper, Adamu admitted his failure at the 66th National Council on Education (NCE) in Abuja on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022.

Adamu mentioned that out-of-school children which has increased during his time in office to challenges of ASUU and other issues at the tertiary levels, are areas he could not provide the needed solution.

He also blamed the states ministries of education for contributing to the factors that worsened his time as a minister.

Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported earlier that the Education minister said it is not wrong if Nigerian students seek university education in other African nations and elsewhere.

Adamu stated this while being interviewed on Channels TV on Wednesday, September 7th about the ministry’s plans to prevent students from leaving Nigerian insitutions and opting for foreign universities.

According to reports, about 75, 000 Nigerians are currenly running undergraduate courses in Ghana, Benin Republic and Egypt. But in reaction to the statistics, the minister, said it is not a new development.

“It is not a bad reputation in the sense that people going out to study is not a bad thing. The only thing you have to say is that our universities should try to attract students so that instead of money going out, money will come in,” he said.

He also dismissed claims that Nigeria’s educational system is the reason parents are sending their children to study in other African universities, saying the internationalisation of schools means people can study anywhere.

“So, going out to study can never be a problem to anybody,” he opined.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button