Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 23 June 2019 | 463 times
A United Kingdom-based education and political consultant, Samuel Taiwo Brown, has identified the need for the Nigerian government to involve professionals in the management of the education sector for improved and quality education in the country.
He disclosed this in a congratulatory message personally signed and sent to newly elected Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
In the message, Taiwo stated: “As APC Member, United Kingdom Chapter, I wish both of you every success in performing the important and responsible duties of this positions.
“I am confident that during the 9th Assembly, Nigeria will continue to develop a successful people-to-people dialogue, and close cooperation on youth empowerment through youth employment programs will bring about a stronger and open new avenues for our citizens.
“May I again, offer my congratulations to both senior and junior principal officers of the National Assembly. I would like to take the opportunity to send my best wishes for the continued happiness and prosperity of all Nigerians. Please accept, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
Speaking further in the statement, the education strategist with many years of developing education standards in America, United Kingdom and many African countries, remarked that he believes the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
He opined: “It’s time Nigerian leaders take the re-structuring of our Education system that are in serious dis-repair and uphold the high standards we uphold many years ago.
“For us to empower, maintain standards and quality, we need to set a new minimum standards, maintaining and constantly improving all schools.”
While maintaining that in order to achieve uniform standards in the federation, Taiwo stated that the Federal Ministry of Education needs to think out of the box by getting a new body to promote high standards and guard our education system, reform our basic education.
“We possibly form a new body for example Nigeria office of standards in Education (NOFSTED),” he added.
Adding, Taiwo stressed that “many Nigerian youths, Student Union groups and many other stakeholders are urging me to lead a better education system campaign, having seen the great work done in improving standards abroad.
“It is about time our leaders engaged experienced educationist and expert to improve standards in Nigerian education. An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it does not teach young people how to make a living.”
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