Malala fund in Nigeria has collaborated with more than 80 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria to tackle numerous challenges bedeviling the Education sector in the country.
According to the Fatima Yerima Askira Country Lead, Malala Fund, while addresing the Press at the launch of an Education Manifesto in Abuja on Monday, “It is important to take collective action in tackling issues in education sector in Nigeria before it’s too late.”
Askira further highlighted several challenges confronting the education sector ranging from low annual budgetary allocation for education, which has consistently dropped in the last four years to poor implementation of these funds, amongst others.
She said the launched Education Manifesto will serve as a guide to help the Political aspirants to make informed decision regarding the education Sector, as well draw closer to the forthcoming election next year.
“This education manifesto compiled through evidence based research with support from Malala Fund and other local civil society organisations in Nigeria has become imperative, at a time like this when the education sector is currently on a downward trend in the country.”
“The manifesto is expected to serve as a guide for all the political aspirants vying for any elective offices in Nigeria toward the forthcoming elections in 2023. They must all be ready to do the needful by changing the status quo.”
“The document will help them to have clear grasp of what has become of the education sector thereby helping them to make informed decisions in salvaging this sector as we transitioning to another dispensation.” she stressed.
Collaboration between the media and CSOs toward revamping the education sector was also part of the conversation at the launching.