By Shuaibu Usman with agency report, Abuja
Federal government said it would declare state of emergency in the education sector in April this year.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made this disclosure when he received Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and some members of his cabinet at in Abuja.
To this end, Adamu requested the support of all states governors to do the same in their respective states.
He said: “By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of state of emergency in the education sector all over the country. We request all the state governors to do same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve.
“I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level.”
The minister also revealed that his ministry was planning to present a proposal to the National Council of State for graduates of education to henceforth be employed on Grade Level 10 of eight.
He said the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying education in tertiary institutions.
Earlier, Governor Bello said the state government was revamping the educational sector through provision of good infrastructure in schools and training of teachers.
He disclosed that the state government planned to establish three teachers professional institute in the three zones, adding that one was already being established in Munya Local Government Area.
The governor solicited the support of the minister on the development of the institutions.