Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 December 2012

Nigeria: Farouk Lawan Expresses Worry Over Fallen Standard of Education

The House committee chairman on Education, Hon. Farouk Lawan, has expressed worry over what he described as the fallen standard of education in the country.

The House of Representatives member representing Shanono/Bajwai Federal Constituency in Kano State, during an interactive with newsmen in Abuja, said the state of educational institutions in the country is something to be worried about.

He stated that there is need to do whatever is needed to be done to ensure the return of the standard of education to what it used to be in the past. He observed that the standard of education in the country needs attention. He called on the federal government to look into it and be pro-active in discharging its responsibility to ensure that enough funds are allocated to the sector.

Lawal called for the provision of educational materials, rehabilitation of class rooms and constructions of new buildings. He added that there is also need for the training and retraining of teachers in their various categories for enhancement. "This should motivate them to ensure quality and effective teaching delivery. Make available conducive learning environment for students" he said

The law maker said the major challenges the education sector is facing today are poor funding, lack of basic amenity, drop out of student especially in the northern part of the country where school children are not in school.

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