A special committee consisting of eight members has been inaugurated by Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman. The committee’s primary objective is to develop a comprehensive roadmap for the education sector, aligning it with President Bola Tinubu’s “Renewed Hope” agenda.
Dr. Nuhu Yakubu leads the committee, which includes esteemed members such as Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, a former Deputy Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, and Prof. Sa’ad Umar.
During the inauguration, Minister Mamman emphasized the importance of President Tinubu’s vision for the administration, which focuses on improving the lives of Nigerians, fostering compassion, and addressing social issues that divide the nation. Specifically, the President has prioritized the retraining of approximately 10.5 million out-of-school children, equipping them with the skills needed for self-sufficiency. To achieve this vision, a clear roadmap and framework are essential for the Ministry of Education.
Mamman further highlighted key areas the committee should consider. Ensuring that the curriculum, from primary to tertiary levels, meets contemporary demands and societal needs is of paramount importance.
Additionally, addressing the ongoing infrastructural deficits and assessing the impact of initiatives by organizations like the Universal Basic Education Commission and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund on advancing the nation’s education system are crucial tasks.