Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has said his administration would prioritise education to ensure the sector received rapid infrastructural development in continuation of the policies put in place by the Adams Oshiomhole-led administration.
The governor disclosed this in Benin, on Monday, during the 77th Plenary Meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) holding in New Era College, where he was represented by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Osazuware Idahosa.
Addressing delegates during the plenary, the governor called on all stakeholders in the education sector to deliberate meaningfully and ensure that the challenges militating against the sector were nipped in the bud for good.
Meanwhile, he charged them to come up with qualitative policies that would put value on education for effective service delivery, reaffirming the state government’s commitment to the laudable programme.
For her part, the Chairperson of JCCE, Magdalene Anene Maidoh noted that the meeting was to examine the memorandum that has come from the reference committee concerning policy issues in Education.
She added that the overall objective of the meeting was to develop a policy framework that captured, inclusively, a system of education in Nigeria where everyone had equal opportunity to learn, regardless of vulnerability and disability.
The stakeholder explained that this could only be achievable if teachers’ capacities were expanded, and their role in nation building was recognised.
In the same vein, she continued that the recommendations of the committee would be forwarded to the National Council on Education (NCE), which was the highest policy making body in Nigerian on education.
Present during the event were distinguished delegates drawn from across the education sector in the 36 states of the federation.