The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Monday said the Federal Government would declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April.
He made this disclosure when he received Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja.
Adamu requested the support of all state governors to do the same in their respective states.
“By the end of April, we are proposing that 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 the 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 addressing the problem of low standard of education especially at the primary school level,” he said.
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.
He said the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying Education in tertiary institutions.
Earlier, Bello said that the state government was revamping the educational sector through provision of good infrastructure in schools and training of teachers.
He said that the state government planned to establish three teachers’ professional institutes in the three senatorial district, adding that one was already being established in the Munya Local Government Area of the state.
The governor solicited the support of the minister on the development of the institutions.