One of the intending contenders for the Federal House of Representatives seat of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, Engineer Obanewo Michael has emphasized the need for the rebranding and restructuring of the Education system which the constituency is known for.
In his statement, Obanewo said “I believe that education is the most powerful tool for the advancement of the nation and the most potent weapon to fight poverty.
Education in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu needs to be revitalized and reorganized to make future generations proud of their culture, heritage and history and also for creating confidence in the vitality of this constituency.
Every effort shall be made to ensure equality
of opportunity in access and success’ to all
learners; creating a harmonious, and cohesive egalitarian society that practices democratic values.
This would be possible only when Education
accords due emphasis on national integration, social cohesion, and patriotism. It must
also be analyzed how far education has
contributed to moral, ethical values in the
individuals and the society.
We have to become a knowledge society
and has to reverberate with educated skilled
manpower of high standards required to meet
the challenges of this century. This requires
a bold and visionary leadership to introduce
appropriate policy and structural changes.
Highest priority would be given to address
the acute shortage of teachers and researchers, quality of education and research, and
also the employability factor associated with
most of the courses across Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu constituency. Education should not
only lead to employability but also job creation and entrepreneurship by introducing a multi-skills orientation program across Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu constituency.
I intend to review and revise education
system and most importantly,
address the shortfall of faculty and related
issues in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu constituency.
The system shall be made people-friendly
and the credibility of the system shall be
restored. Investment in education yields the best dividend. Public spending on education
would be raised to and involving the private
sector would further enhance this.