Presidency promises more funds for education sector

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, promised that his administration would allocate an increasing share of resources to improve learning in the country.

The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority.

Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal, and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.

He said, “We will allocate an increasing share of resources to improve learning in the country in our effort to reform the educational sector.”

President Buhari, who interacted with some of the children emphasized the importance of character, in addition to learning, urging them not to lose sight of the aspirations of the country.

The school proprietress, Mrs Celine Friday, conveyed to the President the Sallah greetings of staff and students of the institution and commended the special attention given to education by the Buhari administration.

She used the opportunity to appeal for federal government assistance to private schools in rural communities.

SOURCE: VANGUARD

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