The Nigerian government has been urged to open up the Education Sector to create more opportunities for strategic partnership and for foreign and domestic investment.
An Education expert and Policy Advocate, Arete Amana said this in Abuja while speaking with reporters on other sources of funding the education sector.
Amana said it was time to move from discussing the challenges in the sector to creating solutions to problems hindering sustainable growth of the sector.
She called on all stakeholders including the financial sector and other sectors to come together and be dispassionate in reconsidering the challenges confronting the sector and come up with workable plans.
“I want to lend my voice to all Nigerians, the finance sector and other sectors including the legislators, it is time for us to come together and be dispassionate in taking a look at the challenges of the industry and coming up with workable plans.”
Speaking on the over 10 million children out of school in Nigeria, Arete said the ministerial strategic plan of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu addresses the challenge with identified ways of tackling the scourge.
She added that if greater emphasis is placed on budgetary allocations, the children out of school will reduce after a while.
Amana stressed that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to help the government and the country achieve her goals in the sector.
She further said “Nigeria is a signatory to education for all and others we need to come together and support government to make the goals realisable”.