Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has expressed the commitment of the 9th Senate of initiating policies and legislations to reform the nation’s education sector.
Mr Lawan made this known at a dinner organised in his honour by Government Secondary School, Gashua Old Boys Association on Wednesday in Abuja.
A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, said the reforms would lead to restoring of the lost glory of the nation’s education system.
He lamented the poor state of public schools and institutions, particularly in the area of inadequate or lack of infrastructure, qualified teachers and the curriculums across the country.
Mr Lawan, therefore, stressed that the lost glory of public schools must be redeemed and sustained.
For Nigeria to develop, he said, inclusive and equitable quality education must be prioritized.
“We must wake up from our slumber and ensure that our learning processes are acceptable to all. Our education structures are very far from the challenges of the new world.
“We have to rise to this occasion. We have a lot to do in these tasks for posterity to judge us well. This Senate will come out with a pattern where there will be a time frame to achieve our set objectives.
“We are proud to be products of public education, right from primary schools to the University. But what can we say in these modern days considering the poor states of infrastructure and capacities in these institutions?
“Establishing equal access to quality education remain our top priority in the 9th Senate and by extension the National Assembly,” the statement noted.
In his remarks, the President of the association, Prof. Abdulqadir Shettima
commended the Senate for believing in the leadership quality of the Senate President
He, therefore, assured that Nigerians would not be disappointed for the choice of Mr Lawan as the chairman of the National Assembly.