President Tinubu Unveils Ambitious Education Reform Agenda for Nigeria

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In a major move to transform Nigeria’s education sector, President Bola Tinubu has approved system-wide policies aimed at improving learning, skill development, increasing enrollment, and ensuring academic security for the nation’s children.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

The comprehensive overhaul, captured under the acronym DOTS, covers four key areas: Data Repository, Out-of-School Children Education, Teacher Training & Development, and Skill Development & Acquisition.

Data Repository
Recognizing the lack of coordinated and verifiable data as a critical challenge, Tinubu has greenlit an extensive census to gather information on all schools, teachers, and students across the country. This data will guide federal and state interventions, tracking student progress, and enable targeted support for out-of-school children, girls, and those with specific learning disabilities.

A dedicated portal will be established at the Federal Ministry of Education, state governor offices, and local governments to host and disseminate this information in real-time.

Out-of-School Children Education
Building on existing efforts that have already reached 2 million beneficiaries, the new policies aim to further enhance education and training opportunities for out-of-school children across Nigeria.

Teacher Training & Development
Under this program, the Federal Ministry of Education will support and train teachers in digital skills, facilitating the use of technology in classrooms and bringing digitization to learners at all levels.

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Skill Development & Acquisition
In a bid to equip Nigerian students with the requisite skills for the 21st century global economy, President Tinubu has also approved the National Skills Framework. This framework is designed to provide appropriate skill sets at each level of education, addressing skill gaps, quality concerns, and unemployment issues.

According to Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, the implementation of these programs is expected to “reset learning and connect the ‘DOTS’ for significant improvement of the overall education system in Nigeria,” aligning with Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

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