Only quality education can tackle development crisis, says Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that only quality education designed for all Nigerian children can address the developmental crisis and other security challenges the country is facing.
Atiku who spoke on Saturday night during the 12th annual founders’ day of American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola said that quality education did not only build quality ideas in leaders, but it make leaders to be transparent and accountable to the people they are serving.
He said the country would remain stagnant if people that see quality education as the only answer to Nigeria’s problems are not giving opportunity to revive and restore the lost glory of the education sector.
“ I forced myself not to shed tears of joy when I see Nigerian primary school children speaking English as if they are from Cambridge, but my joy is that they are students in Nigeria and the beautiful thing is that with this children getting quality education, there is hope that our country in the near future can produce leaders that can stand shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts in other countries,” he stated.
Atiku explained that he invested heavily in the education sector to ensure that the burden of Nigerian students traveling abroad to get standard education has been reduced.
“Our graduates here in American University of Nigeria Yola can compete with any graduate in any part of the world and prove to the world that AUN Yola produces quality graduates and operate with internationally recognized staff and world standard equipment,” he said.Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, was absent and did not sent a representative.
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