By Innocent Anaba
Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has pledged to improve the standard of primary, secondary, polytechnic and teacher education in the country.
The minister who spoke at a reception held for him in Imo State, noted that education was critical to achieving the change promised by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Anwukah in a statement by his media aide, Chinonso Nwangwu, weekend, said that as the Minister of State for Education, his schedule of duties include primary, secondary, polytechnic and teacher education in the country.
He promised to make this aspect of Nigerian education responsive and focus-driven in line with the challenges of the 21st century, even as he called on all stakeholders in the educational sector to take advantage of the opportunity for change provided by the president and support his change mantra.
The minister thanked the government and people of Imo State for rallying round him during the ministerial screening at the Senate.
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Mr. Eze Madumere, who represented Governor Rochas Okorocha,said that the minister was instrumental to the success of the free education from primary to tertiary level enjoyed in Imo State by indigenes and non-indigenes.
He appealed to the minister to replicate same at the Federal Government level.