The Federal Ministry of Education says that the new education curriculum being developed will focus on skills and entrepreneurship aimed at enhancing the employability of Nigerian graduates.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Represented by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Arc. Sonny Echono stated this at aone day stakeholders meeting on ‘Transforming Education Summit organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja.
The Minister noted that the whole world is now focusing on technology and entrepreneurship education because of the central role it plays in the development of the learner and the country.
In his remarks,the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Aliyu Ibrahim Isa Pantami who commended the NUC for developing a new curriculum for Nigerian Universities, noted that the initiative was apt due to the rate of unemployability of Nigerian graduates.
The UNICEF Chief Education officer Saadhna Panday-Soobrayan, however pointed out that Nigeria is off-track in achieving the sustainable development goal 4, adding that the pandemic exacerbated the fragility of the country’s education systems which was already struggling with poor access to quality learning and low resilience to shock.
Panday-Soobrayan submitted that Transforming Education Summit (TES) seeks to renew political commitment to education as a global public good and to galvanize all partners around the common compact for education.