The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has revealed that as part of plans to improve the quality of education in the country, the Federal Government will declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April. He made this known when he received Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja. The honourable minister said:
“By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector all over the country. We request all the state governors to do same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve. I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level.”
The minister said the ministry was planning to present a proposal to the National Council of State for graduates of education to henceforth be employed on Grade Level 10 of eight.