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2019 Election: Reviewing Education Promises of Presidential Candidates

Written by Akeem Alao

Today, our guest on Elvis Boniface’s Education Dialogue on 100.5 Radio FM Lagos will be reviewing all the education promises made by the presidential candidates.

The presidential candidates in the forthcoming presidential election have promised to improve the quality and standard of Nigerian education.  Today’s guest, Muyiwa Ashimolowo, a researcher, lecturer and NLP certified teacher, will discuss the reality of those promises.

The programme is on air between 6.30 pm and 7.pm. It promises to be interactive and educative.

Below are the promises to review

  1. Ezekwesili
  • Sixty percent of Nigerian children did not have access to education.
  • The primary, secondary and tertiary education in Nigeria required comprehensive reforms.
  • girl-child education
  1. Kingsley
  • Modernization of the teaching and training of the teachers would be our priority.
  • We will train the teachers and equip them with the new knowledge in the sector.
  1. Durotoye:
  • Focus on improved education
  • Commitment to the success of the children and their future, not just to pass examination
  • Specialization and evaluation of teachers to keep in touch with what is going on within their field of specialization
  • Provision of free transportation for students to and from schools
  • Enforcement of punitive measure against any parents that do not allow their children to go to school
  • Establishment of evening programme to accommodate those who could not go for morning classes.
  1. Moghalu
  • Intensification of efforts to end Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike
  • Allocation of 20 per cent of the federal budget to education
  • Recertification of teachers, reformation of education curriculum for more innovation and vocational skills
  • Invest in teachers training
  • Tailoring education curriculum towards innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Free secondary education in public schools.
  1. Buhari
  • Overhaul of education
  • Remodeling of 10,000 schools
  1. Atiku
  • Devotion of 21 percent of the federal budget to education
  1. Sowore
  • Free education from primary to tertiary institution to all Nigerians
  • 10,000 naira to students of tertiary institution as a study allowance

Authors

About the author

Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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