In recent years, the education sector in Nigeria has been on a constant decline with public schools at the heart of the crisis. This inevitable truth has increased the statistical records of illiteracy levels in the African continent.
As part of the revolution for education, the electoral candidates at the 2019 presidential debate, proposed several improvements to the current challenges of the system.
Firstly, the Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, said that if elected, he will put a definite end to the perennial strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
“I will end ASUU strike in Nigeria,” Moghalu vows.
More so, when asked about improving quality of public schools, he stated that YPP would be committed to providing free secondary school education and investing heavily in public schools.
On the other hand, Oby Ezekwesili declared that public schools were the basis for lifting people out of poverty. Her first role as the president of Nigeria would be to identify the learning outcomes missing in the system. Also, to resolve this matter teacher training would be vital to increase quality.
“We will take teaching to the prestigious profession that it once was by training the teachers massively, and equipping them with the new knowledge of the new economy,” Ezekwesili says.
Lastly, the presidential candidate for ANN (Alliance for New Nigeria) said since teaching impacts much on students’ performance, teachers’ welfare and training would be a focus of his administration in its bid to make for quality education.
In addition, there would be free transportation for students to schools, after school programs and enforcement of laws to arrest parents who deter their kids from school.
Now to our honorable readers, can the education sector in Nigeria be revived based on the key points stated by our presidential candidates? #2019debate