#NGTheCandidates: I’ll defeat APC, PDP, Kingsley Moghalu brags
Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has called for a political will for more investment in the nation’s education sector.
Moghalu, who is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and former UN officer, made the call at a town hall meeting tagged “the Candidates’’ aired by the NTA on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the major problems with the education sector were lack of political will to invest in the sector.
“We need to invest much more in education. The second thing is that we need the autonomy of the universities. Universities need to be free. Government in most advanced country do not control universities,’’ he said.
The candidate said that his investment would include teachers training, saying teachers in the primary and secondary schools had not risen to the global standard and that was affecting the quality of the students graduating the schools.
He promised that if elected his government would offer free education for students in primary and secondary schools, as well as subsidise education in the public universities, while private universities bear their costs.
“We have to make sure that all the teachers in this country are re-certified to make sure that they are fit for the purpose. They have to be fit to teach our children in the 21st century.’’
Kingsley Moghalu also said that his government would reform school curriculum to be more practical in terms of technology, vocational training and technology, rather than being theoretical.
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