Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, complimented President Buhari for implementing the “Every Child Counts” education policy that was administered a decade ago by Saraki.
The President of Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has highly commended the government for keying into his previous inspiration for academic reform, that was inaugrated to regenerate public education in Kwara State, to ensure an enhancement in the quality of teaching and generating vital educational institutions inside and outside the state by means of developing the Ministry of Education, and reinforcing the State Management Information System(EMIS) and the Teaching Service Commission.
“I commend the Federal Government for adopting and modifying the ‘Every Child Counts’ programme that we began in Kwara State in 2008 for the entire country. This shows that this administration values such time-tested ideas that leave a positive impact on the lives of our people – especially our young children.
“Right now, our nation is suffering from a rising epidemic. We have over 10.5million out of school children across the country. In order to systematically and strategically cut down on this number, we must work to implement the ‘Every Child Counts’ policy across the country,”he said.
Saraki also said, the Federal Government should work towards improving the quality of teachers through continuous training and learning.
He termed that, “Teachers are the bedrock of our educational system. The better and more equipped our teachers are, the smarter and more educationally sound our young children across the nation will be. Hence, it is important that as we work to build strong educational institutions through this repackaged policy, we must also work to enhance the individual capacities of our teachers to meet the demands of a constantly changing world.”
The President of Senate stated, “Right now, we must look beyond our political affiliations to address the issues that are important to our people. Other states across the nation should key into the successes of the Kwara State model, as the Federal Government has done, to ensure that we not only get our students back in the classrooms but also to improve the quality of their education through strategic and holistic reforms.”