The Federal Government has restated its readiness to strengthen educational and lifelong learning opportunities for ordinary Nigerians.
Speaking at the fourth Lagos State University (LASU) Research and Innovation Fair, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Adejoke Adefulire, said these initiatives include, construction, renovation and equipping of classrooms as well as skill acquisition centres across the country.
In her keynote address at the event with theme ‘Repositioning the Nigerian university system for global relevance and competitiveness in learning, research, innovation and technological transfer,’ Adefulire identified quality education and knowledge as the basic building blocks of any society.
She said the private sector advisory group on SDGs has embarked on the process of redesigning basic education to benefit schools in each of the nation’s 774 councils.
Adefulire added that in the last six years, her office has worked closely with the UN and other development partners; Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), academia and civil society groups to operationalise the implementation of SDGs across the country.
“Qualitative and inclusive education requires strategic investments through creation of relevant programmes, capacity building and provision of modern technology to improve access to learning that will enhance innovative approaches to research and development,” she said.
She said the Federal Government remains committed to sustaining key partnerships on education to advance the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.