How I Will Tackle Out-of-School Children Crisis- Peter Obi
Labor presidential candidate Peter Obi has said the data of the country’s 20 million out-of-school children is a national crisis that will be dealt with head-on if he is elected in the 2023 election.n.
newsonline Reports said that Peter Opie said that if elected he would implement a mandatory “No Child Left Behind” policy to make sure all school-age children returned to classrooms.
The Labor Party presidential candidate made the remarks on Tuesday at the 2022 Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Conference where he spoke on the topic: “Creating an enabling environment for business in Nigeria”.
Obi said his “Marshall Plan for Education” would advance nationwide federal intervention in education at all levels and partner with state and international organizations to improve access to quality, affordable education at all levels.
Twenty million out-of-school children is a terrible national crisis. As part of the Marshall Plan for Education, we will strengthen federal intervention nationwide in education at all levels and partner with state governments and international organizations to improve access to quality, affordable education at all levels.
“We will introduce a mandatory ‘No Child Left Behind’ education policy, bearing in mind that inadequate Nigerian investment in social sectors such as health, education and housing, has resulted in a large number of children out of school, and a huge unmet need for housing,” said Peter Obi. Very high unemployment among young people.
The former governor of Anambra State also said his administration will prioritize a structured approach to digital learning to ensure Nigeria benefits from jobs in the technology sector.
He said, “We will prioritize a structured approach to developing the digital skills of our youth to give them a competitive advantage to receive external jobs in the new gig economy, while also improving the level of efficiency and productivity in our economy.”
He added that our government will prioritize education to serve the following functions: technical and industrial; Alignment with local comparative advantages and characteristics of factors; Mastering modern skills, critical thinking, ethical citizenship values, global competitiveness, and talent export.
Speaking on higher education, Peter Opie said, “TETFfund resources must be redirected to funding universities and other higher institutions vigorously with the aim of ending perpetual strikes by university staff and workers.
“We will review legislation directing the modalities of access to funds to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and the Tertiary Education Trustund (TETFund), to address the prevailing bottlenecks, create greater transparency, and ensure greater flexibility, and optimal availability of funds required to meet the educational needs of Nigerian students who are supposed to to serve.”
On his plan for healthcare and maternal and child health care, the former Anambra Governor said, “We will invest in data systems and technology that will lead to efficiencies in health systems governance, logistics, disease prevention and control, epidemic forecasting, mitigation response, and tracking and optimization of human and financial resources.
“We will expand the use of domestic production and export of medicines, diagnostics and other healthcare consumables, as part of our strategy to enhance quality, achieve efficiency gains, expand production and expand the health industry’s contribution to GDP.
“High infant and maternal mortality is a systemic and directive cause. Staffing, training and service delivery also play a role. We will standardize advertising to motivate health workers, expand our production capacity and make our health workers feel proud to live and work for Nigerians.”