A statement issued in Abuja yesterday by CESJET Executive Secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac said the relative stability maintained in the education sector was despite the economic hardship that has limited government’s ability to implement projects.
The Center also noted that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu demonstrated an abundance of a trait Nigerians like in the government, which is the capacity to gauge public opinion and respond accordingly.
CESJET however urged President Buhari and the Minister of Education that Nigerians expect further improvement in the sector when the economy begins to recover stressing that citizens will take the level of commitment to education in the past one year as the minimum basic and would not accept a decline for any reason.
“We also urge that the sector should be modernised as rapidly as possible given the years of neglect that had left curricula outdated by several decades. The development at JAMB, which fully digitized and modernised most of its operation is the way to go and should be rolled across others facets of the education sector,” the statement advised.
It asked that the Minister take concrete steps to address the issue of most graduates of tertiary institutions being unemployable as a result of skills deficit.