January 25, 2023.
The Commissioner for Education in Niger, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu, has reaffirmed the commitment of the state government to providing quality and inclusive education to the residents of the state.
She said this on Wednesday in a statement to commemorate this year’s International Day of Education made available to journalists in Minna.
The International Day of Education is a day dedicated for the promotion and access to education as a right for public good.
Naija247news reports that the theme for this year’s celebration is “To invest in people, prioritise education”.
Salihu said that government had placed priority on provision of quality education and encouragement of girl-child education for gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty for increased schools enrollment.
She said that the effort was to give out-of school children the opportunity to acquire formal education and become self-reliant.
She said the state had been consistent in the implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme.
“This is aimed at achieving unhindered access, participation and completion of basic education by all school age and adolescent boys and girls,” she said.
The commissioner called on lovers of education in the state to support the use of the Nigeria Learning Passport and other innovative approaches that the ministry would provide soon.
“This is with the view to ensuring that every child has access to basic and quality learning irrespective of location, gender and family background.
This year’s celebration is expected to call for maintaining strong political mobilisation around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action.(www.naija247news.com).