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Governors set to declare state of emergency in education sector

Towards reviving the educational sector across the country, the National Economic Council (NEC) is putting finishing touches to declare state of emergency in education in all the states of the federation.

The NEC, which comprises of the 36 state governors, will take a final decision on the proposed state of emergency in its next meeting.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, said that the Council received interim report from its Ad-hoc committee on the revival of education in Nigeria.

According to him, the committee recommended that all state governors should declare a state of emergency on education.

The areas to be focused on, he said, included technical education, basic education, promoting adult literacy,and out of school children.

He said “It will be implemented so that we have a systematic growth in the education sector.

“It is not going to be one of those documents that will be kept aside. It will be implemented to the letter.

“The state of emergency should go beyond lip service.” he added

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