Towards reviving the educational sector across the country, the National Economic Council (NEC) is working towards declaring a state of emergency in the education in all the states of the federation. The NEC, which comprises of the thirty-six state governors, will take a final decision on the proposed state of emergency in its next meeting.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today, Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, said that the Council received interim report from its Ad-hoc committee on the revival of education in Nigeria.
According to him, the committee recommended that all state governors should declare a state of emergency on education. He said the areas to be focused on include technical education, basic education, promoting adult literacy, and out of school children.
Shaibu said a final decision of the matter would be taken at the next council meeting holding in November.