Federal Government calls for a new approach to learning

The federal government has called for a new approach to learning through collective thinking which will promote technical skills in Nigerian schools.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the call yesterday in Abuja at the 2015 World Teachers’ Day celebration with the ‘Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies’.

The president, who was represented by the secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, said the government is committed to the implementation of policies and programmes that will promote literacy and eradicate mass illiteracy in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the National President of Nigeria Union of Teachers-NUT Michael Olukoya, has blamed Nigeria’s failure to meet some of the Millennium Development Goals – MDGs on the nation’s inability to set right priorities for the education sector.

According to him, other post MDGs agenda targeted at reducing poverty and improving healthcare are also doomed except education is given the attention it deserves and expressed sadness that over 600 teachers have died due to acts of terrorism in the northern part of the country.




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