Written by Godfrey AKON

FG urges development partners to harmonise plans

The Federal Government has urged development partners in the country’s education sector to have a united front in evolving strategies or policies of developing the sector in order to avoid duplication of projects.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the charge in Abuja at an interactive meeting with national and international development partners in the education sector on implementation of the Harmonised Education Sector Blueprint/ Workplan.

Nwajiuba, who also urged the partners to evolve personalised solutions to problem areas of the sector, said the harmonization was imperative to ensure that efforts of stakeholders to make education contribute to the development of the nation and her human capital were not futile.

While noting that “education is a capital -intensive social service that requires adequate financial provisions from all quarters,” the minister said the present administration was concerned about the state of education in the country.

He reiterated the commitment of the administration to building a sector that will prepare Nigerians for the modern day knowledge-based economy, a statement by the Deputy Director of Press, Ben Goong, said.

Nwajiuba, who solicited for more intervention, synergy and partnership, stressed the commitment of government to ensuring that the resources for more robust education delivery in the country are maximally utilised.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Arc. Sonny Echono, commended the sector’s development partners on the commitment towards ensuring better service delivery.

Echono said the challenges of the sector were daunting, hence the need for more unified strategies to surmount them, lamenting that despite the huge resources invested in the sector, a lot still needs to be done.

In their remarks, representatives of the sector’s development partners reiterated their commitment to strategising means of synergising their developmental efforts at moving the sector to its desired level of development.

 

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