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Tinubu To Prioritise Education If Elected, Plans To Invest More In The Sector




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Ahead of next year’s general election, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to prioritise education in Nigeria under his watch.

According to him, Nigerians would have unrestricted access to education as entrenched in the Constitution if he is elected to the office next year.

Tinubu also pledged to promote a new curriculum to promote national unity and pride, and that entrepreneurial spirit is developed for primary and secondary schools.

Naija News learnt that the APC presidential candidate as contained in his 80-page manifesto also noted that if elected next year, he will develop new accreditation standards for all institutions of learning from primary to tertiary levels.

The 80-page campaign document tagged “Renewed Hope 2023 – Action Plan for a Better Nigeria,” which was unveiled last Friday, states that the educational reform will be based on making available qualified and capable educators, and also creating a safe and conducive learning environment to better educational outcomes.

Tinubu, in the document said in other to achieve this, he will concentrate on quality, access, funding, management, effectiveness and competitiveness.

The campaign document also reveals that the APC presidential hopeful remarked that “a modern standard curriculum will be developed and implemented in all primary and secondary schools throughout the country. This will ensure that all students have comparable experiences no matter their geographical location and that national educational objectives are being met in all government schools.

“Adherence to the curriculum will be an important factor in the accreditation of learning institutions. The curriculum shall promote national unity and ride. Nigerian history will be reintroduced to our classrooms. Indigenous language courses will be compulsory for all children through the completion of secondary school.

“We will invest in the infrastructure of educational institutions and provide adequate resources that improve the educational environment in which our children are taught.

“Our policies will alleviate classroom overcrowding and ensure that new schools have adequate space. We will make sure federally funded primary and secondary schools are safe, comfortable and sufficiently equipped with facilities for teaching and learning.

“We will prioritise the use of computers/internet services and technology-based learning resources in schools.”

Also in the manifesto, he mentioned that if elected to office, his government plans to restructure tertiary education to meet the 21st-century demands of the country.

“A Tinubu administration will rationalise the governance structures, funding and compensation structures of tertiary institutions,” Tinubu stated in the manifesto.

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He as well disclosed his plans to revive technical and vocational education in the country, so as to stimulate Nigeria’s natural entrepreneurial spirit and empower more individuals towards self-reliance.