International Youth Day: NGO Urge FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education
A non Governmental Organization, Development Communication, (DevCom) Network has urged the Federal government of Nigeria to declare State of emergency on education.
To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, themed “Transforming Education” it is pertinent to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” as enshrined in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Akin Jimoh, DevComs Program Director said.
Jimoh said, in order to address the present turmoil, gap in educational development among Nigerian youths, the Nigerian government, parents as well as guardians, should take education as a paramount goal and a basic necessity of life.
“Education is the best gift to bequeath to a child as it gives people the tools to help provide for themselves in the future. It has positive impact on key development parameters such that the rate of poverty, early girl child pregnancies and other social vices will be reduced among a large number of Nigerian youths.
“Specifically Nigeria need to take action now to prepare the youth population to take over leadership roles as evidenced in most progressive countries today. The involvement and education of young people in all facet of life should be taken with all seriousness.
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