Stakeholders call for regular review of basic education plans to meet current trends
Stakeholders in the education sector have called on the government to ensure regular review of Nigeria’s Basic Education plans to meet current trends amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
This, they said, would ensure effective and better efficiency in pursuance of quality basic education in Nigeria, Lagos State in particular as model towards achievement of better outcomes in basic education.
Their position was stated in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day training for basic education handlers which include heads of education at the local government areas, education districts, TESCOM officers, school administrators and selected teachers in Lagos.
The workshop was aimed at determining the strategies needed in ensuring quality basic education in Nigeria, especially Lagos State.
O lu fun so ow as a no ye, executive director, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), said basic education was compulsory for every child of school age and planned to drastically reduce incidents of drop out from the formal school system.
According to her, government should ensure strict compliance to UNESCO recommendation on budgetary allocation for education, while all projects once initiated should be completed.
Owasanoye opined that there should be strategic mobilisation of all stakeholders on the need to embrace and support basic education to achieve its desired goals.
“Government should put more effort to involve more practical oriented subjects and special attention given to talent hunt to arouse interest of students,” Owasanoye said.
Folayemi Ajayi, head of Education, Ajah LCDA, said basic education set the foundation on which a nation’s educational system is built; so, it is a human right and for public good.