President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians are well aware of the priority of education and thus nobody can succeed outside their educational qualification.
The global education Summit in London, United Kingdom had Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, alongside President Buhari on the panel.
The Presidents spoke on the peculiarities of the education sector in their countries, and how budgetary provisions would be increased to ameliorate the situation.
In his speech, Buhari said his administration is committed to raising the budget for education by 50 per cent in the next two years.
He said parents in Nigeria don’t joke with with education, and they believe that if children miss the opportunity of being educated, they have missed a lot.
Buhari noted that the population of the country is a challenge for any administration; but despite this, the government and people have realised that education is the starting point for success.
He said “You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed education has missed everything. Nigerians are acutely aware of the priority of education, and parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children and wards get educated.”