FCT ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary vows to up­lift stan­dards

Weekly Trust - - News - Ma­likatu Mukaila

The newly ap­pointed Sec­re­tary for Ed­u­ca­tion in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Se­na­tor Isa Maina, has said that his pri­or­ity in the sec­tor was to lift the fall­ing stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion.

He said this yes­ter­day dur­ing his in­au­gu­ral meet­ing in Abuja with the man­age­ment staff of the sec­re­tariat led by the Di­rec­tor of Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Fi­nance Mrs Justina Maima­gani.

Ac­cord­ing to him, ed­u­ca­tion was the bedrock of de­vel­op­ment and that any na­tion that wishes to de­velop and grow must put ed­u­ca­tion on the front burner.

He lamented the dearth of in­fra­struc­ture and promised to do all he could to rem­edy the de­fi­cien­cies.

In her re­sponse, Mrs Maima­gani promised the co­op­er­a­tion of the man­age­ment and staff of the sec­re­tariat and as­sured the new sec­re­tary that they would not re­lent in their tasks of im­ple­ment­ing all gov­ern­ment poli­cies.

„From left: Prof. Jaap Zeven­ber­gen (ITC Fac­ulty, Univer­sity of Twente Nether­lands); Ms. Re­becca Ochang (Global Land Tool Net­work, UNHABITAT); Brig. -Gen. Adeni­ran (De­fence Head­quar­ters); Dr. Ade­wale Ak­ing­bade (Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, AFRIGIST); and Mr. Co Mei

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