The Emir of Dutse, Jigawa State, His Highness Dr. Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi has called on the government and other critical stakeholders to inject more resources into the education sector for addressing the challenges militating its development in the country.
The Emir made the call when a civil society coalition known as Education Partners paid a courtesy visit to his palace.
He said the continuous decline of education and its quality in Jigawa state and Nigeria at large is very alarming as no society can develop without the provision of sound and factual education to its people.
The Emir who was represented by the senior counselor of the emirate, Alhaji Basiru Nuhu Sanusi (Galadiman Dutse) said, the negligence suffered by the sector over the years had contributed immensely to compounding the problems bedeviling the education system.
Dr. Sunusi added that the economic, social, and security challenges in the country are one of the adversary effects of non-access to qualitative and functional education among the majority of the Nigerian population.
“As a matter of truth, we must invest heavily into the education sector, and eliminate all forms of nepotism in the system before we could be able to achieve the dreams of making Nigeria among the peaceful, developed, and great nations in the world”.
“For us in Jigawa state, in the cause of revitalization the sector, we must also be accorded special attention in promoting girl’s child education, teacher recruitment, and teacher quality,” the emir declared.
Speaking during the visit, the team leader of Education Partners, Comrade Tasiu Abubakar said they were in the palace as part of their state-wide consultation and assessment for promoting girl’s child education, teacher recruitment, and teacher quality in the state.
He said with the support from Partnership to Engage Reforms funded by FCDO they were able to gather stakeholders and public opinions on how to address challenges around state education and they will forward all the findings to authorities concerned for a joint solution.