The Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, has pledged to ensure that the certificates obtained from basic, secondary and tertiary education in Nigeria are of high quality and value. He made this promise while receiving the Education Roadmap report from a committee of experts in Abuja.
The report, which was prepared by a committee chaired by Prof. Nuhu Yakabu, a former Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), addressed various issues affecting the education sector, such as curriculum enhancement, data management, financial autonomy, quality assurance, skills and entrepreneurship development, and early learning.
Prof Mamman expressed his dissatisfaction with the current state of education in Nigeria, saying that the country has not achieved its potential in the last three years. He said he was angry that some Nigerians who had benefited from good education in the past were now contributing to the decline of the sector.
He said that this was not the time to bury policies in files, but to implement them on the ground. He assured the committee that he would follow up on their recommendations and make necessary adjustments where needed.
He said that he was determined to make a difference in the education sector and leave a lasting legacy. He said that he and his team meant business and would not allow the roadmap to be another wasted document.