By Henry Umorau
ABUJA—DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said if Nigeria must achieve its target of becoming one of the top largest economies of the world, the education sector must be well funded and overhauled.
He said increased funding for the sector is the only prerequisite for revamping the system as well as accelerate the nation’s quest for national development.
Speaking at the 17th and 18th Convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, weekend, where he bagged an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, Senator Ekweremadu noted that only nations that put their educational sector on strong footing could stand the chances of achieving or sustaining socio-economic prosperity.
He said: “We need education that optimises the ingenuity of our people and galvanises our collective resources for national development.”
Ekweremadu stressed that Nigeria remained in dire need of the calibre of education that would provide practical answers to her numerous challenges as a nation and transform her students from future armies of job-seeking graduates to job creators.