How Nigeria can transform its educational system – Obasanjo

How Nigeria can transform its educational system – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, declared that in Nigeria today, over 14 million children that should be in school were not in school, and thereby deprived of education.

He also Nigerian youth need to take up leadership positions for the country’s educational system to be transformed.

Mr Obasanjo said this in Lagos at the virtual 2020 Fellowship Graduation Ceremony of the second cohort of “Teach for Nigeria Fellows”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that “Teach For Nigeria”, an NGO, graduated 161 fellows who have impacted approximately 9,660 students in 80 schools across Lagos, Ogun, and Kaduna States.

NAN reports that “Teach For Nigeria” focuses on developing a movement of leaders across Nigeria who are committed to putting an end to educational inequity.

Mr Obasanjo said: “They are deprived of opportunities that will allow them to develop their abilities and become useful to themselves and their communities.