Legislations, policies for inclusive education our major agenda – Lawan

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has reiterated the determination of the ninth Senate in driving inclusive policies and legislation to revamp the dwindling education system in Nigeria. Lawan said this during a Dinner organized in his honour by the Alumni Association of the Government Secondary School, GSS, Gasosa, Yobe State in Abuja.
He bemoaned that the poor state of public schools, institutions, infrastructure and the curriculums across the country, adding that the lost glory of public schools must be redeemed and sustained.
The President of the Senate stated that inclusive and equitable quality education should be prioritize, “we must wake up from our slumber and ensure that our learning processes are acceptable to all. In this Senate, our agenda will be driven by results. Our education structures are very far from the challenges of the new world.
“We have to rise to this occasion. We have a lot to do in these tasks, for posterity to judge us well.
“This Senate will come out with a pattern where there will be time frame to achieve our set objectives.
“We are proud to be products of public education, right from primary schools to the University. But what can we say in these modern days considering the poor states of infrastructure and capacities in these institutions.
“Establishing equal access to quality education remain our top priority in the ninth Senate and by extension the National Assembly. We have resolved that this Senate will work for Nigerians, that is our watchword.
“10 million out of school children is so alarming and if we fail to do the needful now. Our community will continue to witness insecurity and underdevelopment,” Lawan said.
In his remark, the President, Government Secondary School, Gashua, Old Boys Association, Professor Shettima Sheidu said the Association organized the Dinner, “to celebrate one of their own. We are proud of the giant strides you have attained in life, especially now the number three citizen in the country. We are proud of you.”
Sheidu commended the Senate for believing in the leadership quality of the President of the Senate and assured the lawmakers that Nigerians will not be disappointed for the choice of Lawan as the Chairman of the National Assembly.

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