Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Media Practitioners as well as other key stakeholders within the education sector have renewed their commitments towards advocating for improved access to quality education for all citizens regardless of gender and age.
The commitment was made at a Media partnership/ stakeholders’ meeting organised by Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) in Abuja, yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, the current National Moderator for CSACEFA, Babatunde Omole reiterated the mission of the membership based Non-Governmental Organization which is to promote access to good, quality and all-inclusive education for all particularly at the grassroots and marginalized communities.
He added that the role of media is very critical and cannot be overemphasised in driving advocacy that would improve access to quality education in Nigeria hence the importance of the partnership/stakeholders’ meeting.
“As a non-governmental organization, we value the role of media partnership plays in driving advocacy around the works we do and we hope to maintain such cordial partnership as we continue to ensure that education becomes accessible for all citizens”
Acting Policy Advisor, CSACEFA, Mrs Odinakachi in her presentation stated that the Organization has continued to receive support from Malala Fund and MacArthur Foundation based on their past successful implementation of education for all projects.
“And it is our hope that through this Media parley we gain renewed commitment and support of the Media and other partners in driving most of our campaigns for the year” she said.
Damian Mary-Adeleke, Programmes’ Officer CSACEFA, while speaking at the event said: gaining renewed commitment and partnership from the Media at this time when education is gradually coming under attack in this country through various hideous means such as kidnapping of students, sexual abuse of under age girls, rape amongst others, has raised the level of optimism for our future projects.
“We do not take this commitments for granted and we believe together can achieve more in getting all the children back to school because providing education for all is the responsible of all.” he said.
Top media Houses at the meeting that also gave their renewed commitment to support the advocacy for quality education for all are ITV, Dotunroy.com, NTA, AIT, NAN, Viable TV, Guardian amongst others.