The minister of education Prof. Tahir Mamman, has expressed the commitment and determination of President Bola Tinubu to improve the budget meant for education by 25 percent .
The minister said this while declaring open the 2021 and 2022 Nigeria Annual Education Conference (NAEC) in Abuja on Monday.
The theme of the conference which was tagged “implementation of Education 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria”
The minister also pledged his commitment to bridge the gaps between education policy statements and its actualization outcomes.
He explained that the country had a lot of good policies on what was required to do in the best interest of the nation but that those policies were not bringing values to the sector.
”President Tinubu has directed the return of the 10.5 million out-of-school children to school at the expiration of his tenure.
”We still have a long way to go. We are not matching the children in the country with the desired education and this is because our policies are not producing the values we need.
“What we need is the action on ground and not the policy declaration. This is where I can tell you we intend to come in.
“We want to bridge the gaps between policy statements and actualisation of outcomes.
“This is to give them future training that will enable them to live their lives and make them employers of labour. Everybody deserves to live a life of dignity for the well-being of their family,”.