The members of the Senior Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru who paid a study visit to the Federal Ministry of Education have been charged to come up with research that proffer solution to some challenges confronting the education sector.
Briefing the members during an interactive meeting, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Hindatu Abdullahi, took them through the various levels of the education system, what have been done to improve the system and the challenges.
“As you have seen in my presentation, none of the areas is free of challenges, and your research will help to bring out the challenges, even though they are known, but if there is any area that has not been properly captured, and also proffer possible solution,” she said.
Abdullahi said that the observed challenges are being addressed through policy and other initiatives as outlined in the 4-year Strategic Plan of the Ministry in line with government policy direction.
The members, who sought clarification on varying issues, noted that the greatest challenges of the sector are policy continuity and funding.
The eleven-man team was led by Mr. J M Juma. Speaking earlier, Mr. Juma said that the team’s visit was to enable them interact with the management team of the Ministry with a view to acquainting them with relevant information and data to enrich their research work, with the theme, ‘Repositioning Nigeria’s Educational System for Global Competitiveness.’ The team also visited some parastatals of the Ministry.