31 January 2013

Nigeria Partners IBE On Regional Development

Nigeria has declared its intention to partner with the International Bureau of Education, IBE, to ensure national and regional development of the basic education sub-sector for the overall development of Nigerian.

This was declared by the Minister of State for Education, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, who led Nigeria's delegation to the 62nd session of the council of the International Bureau of Education, IBE, in Switzerland, said that the Federal Government will also make financial commitments to the IBE to ensure that the group achieves her objectives.

Wike added that Nigeria has implemented programmes aimed at developing relevant curricula in the basic education sub-sector with the Nigerian Educational Research Development Council, NERDC, taking the driving seat.

He noted that Nigeria dedicated her commitment to regional educational advancement by hosting the West African regional workshop on curriculum innovation and teacher capacity building.

Also speaking at the council meeting, the Executive Secretary, NERDC, Professor Godswill Obioma, noted that the nation's basic education curriculum has been developed in line with international best practices.

Nigeria's permanent delegate to UNESCO, Mrs. Mariam Katagum, said the nation's investments in the education sector have been recognised by international development partners as they are now willing to partner with Nigeria.

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