‘You can’t succeed outside education’ – Buhari
According to Buhari, education is the foundation for success.
Nigerian parents, according to President Muhammadu Buhari, are committed to sending their children to school because they recognize the value of education.
Over the last decade, the 78-year-educational old’s educational credentials have been questioned, and he has regularly advised Nigerian graduates to go farming if they can’t find work.
But, speaking to world leaders at the Global Education Summit in London on Thursday, July 29, 2021, he stated that his government understands that education is the foundation for success.
“You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed education has missed everything.
“Nigerians are acutely aware of the priority of education, and parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children and wards get educated,” he said.
President Buhari had promised a day before that Nigeria will enhance its budgetary allocation for education as a symbol of commitment to the country’s population.
Nigeria will gradually boost yearly domestic education investment by 50% over the following two years, according to him, with his final term in office ending in 2023.
Nigeria’s president further pledged to increase annual expenditure by up to 100% by 2025, exceeding the global norm of 20%.
Since becoming president in 2015, Buhari’s administration has devoted less than ten percent of its annual budgets to education, much below the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s suggested baseline (UNESCO).
He has also failed to address long-standing difficulties in the education sector, such as a considerable drop in Nigeria’s out-of-school population, which is the highest in the world.
With more than 1,500 pupils taken from schools by terrorists since 2018, a trend that has accelerated since last December, insecurity has exacerbated the problem.
The kidnappings have forced the closure of a number of schools in the affected states, particularly in the country’s north.
At the London summit, which was co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Buhari said that the world’s nations must work together to ensure that children have a more secure and prosperous future.
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