By Stanley Onyekwere
Parents, guardians, and custodians of children to intensify efforts in helping to completely eliminate excesses or misdemeanours of young people, so as to ensure a brighter future and better society.
In particular, they are enjoined as critical stakeholders in the education system to always put in more efforts and be vigilant and know what is happening with their wards in their academics and social life.
This advice was given by the Director, Administration and Finance (DAF) and acting Secretary for Education, Mallam Umar Marafa, during the 2019 FCT Education Secretariat’s Media luncheon held yesterday in Wuse, Abuja.
Marafa, who is overseeing the affairs of Education Secretariat, opined that resolving issues bedeviling the education system is a joint venture by all stakeholders, either in the private, public, formal or informal sector.
He said that the government hope to surmount some of the the challenges currently confronting education when the issues becomes everyone’s concern, thereby making education for all the responsibility of all.
According to him, some of the challenges holding the speedy development of education in FCT include: continuous influx of people into the Territory; paucity and delay of funds; and inadequate teaching and technical staff amongst others.
“We are determined as management in the education sector to continue to pursue assiduously the mandates of Boards and Departments through various strategies to reduce and find lasting solutions to these challenges, so that we can together lay a solid educational foundation and leave a legacy for FCT residents.
“From our little efforts in meeting up with the set goals and objectives, we believed that, we have tried to live above board.
“For instance, in spite of our obvious challenges, many physical infrastructure were constructed, renovated and other school facilities were provided for smooth academic and administrative work,” he added.
He further revealed that in 2019, the various Boards and Departments of the Education Secretariat has continued to live above board and intensify efforts to ensure that their mandates are fulfilled with the level of achievements recorded.