Minister of Education Professor Tahir Mamman has disclosed President Bola Tinubu’s plans to put an end to the issue of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
Mamman made the disclosure during a tour of the remodelled Christ the King School along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, constructed by Governor Umo Eno.
The minister, who noted that such could only be achieved through collaboration between the local, state, and federal governments, lauded Gov Eno for the basic education infrastructural development, saying that such was in line with President Tinubu’s vision of reversing the decline in school enrollments.
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The minister was in Uyo for the celebration of the University of Lagos 1984 law class reunion when he made the comment during a tour of the remodelled Christ the King School.
He said: “Indeed, there is hope for us as a country with the effort of all the governors, everybody, and the Federal Government working together collaboratively.
“For us at the federal level, particularly the President, Bola Amed Tinubu, that is our area of focus. We want the out-of-school children to be a matter of history, and this is the way to do it.”
Earlier, the governor said his administration’s determination to pay attention to education at the primary level was informed by the need to spur the passion for education among schoolchildren.
“We call upon the federal government to support what we are doing. It is about children and the future of our children. Again, I want to underscore something here: that the federal and state governments can collaborate,” Gov Eno said.