Connected Development (CODE) in partnership with Civil Society Action Coalition On Education For All (CSACEFA) have organized a one-day advocacy Training for the Youth and other relevant stakeholders in Education sector across the Six Geo-political zones in Nigeria. The event which took place today, 11 February 2015 at Top Rank Hotel Abuja is aimed at improving the knowledge of the participants on how to canvass and accelerate measures that guarantee education for every Nigerian.
The advocacy workshop which had the attraction of major media houses in Abuja and beyond is also expected to expose the participants to global, regional and national best practice in the implementation of initiatives around education advocacy as well as resolutions that could be incorporated into the manifestos of political aspirants for the 2015 General Election.
According to Hamzat Lawal, CODE Executive alluded that the education sector in Nigeria has been militating against several challenges in the last couple of years, these challenges though surmountable, however all hands must be on the deck for the effective implementation of education policy that would resuscitate the fallen standard of education, also ensure that more young persons most importantly the out-school-kids are back in the classrooms particularly in Northern part of country where security challenges have made many to quit classrooms activities.
National Policy Adviser, CSACEFA, Chioma Osuji, said We at CSECFA we stand for education for all, because when you give a child an Education, you have trained a generation. We have been on vanguard to see that every single Nigerian have free access to quality education. She added that there are identified challenges facing education in Nigeria today such as socio-economic which has to do with funds to train our young ones, insecurity in the Northeast, religious barrier of Child bride and so on and so forth. Nevertheless these challenges would become the thing of the past if we can put education as top developmental priority in the country.
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