Former Vice President Atiku, says education is significant in country.
Written by News Room on December 15, 2021
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, says education is significant to the development and security of any country.
As a result, he believes there is a need to force parents to ensure their children are educated, even at the basic level to have a peaceful society.
The former vice president made the remarks on Friday while delivering the convocation lecture titled ‘Diversity, Education and Autonomy: Developing Nigeria in the Years Ahead’ at Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State.
According to Atiku, a former presidential candidate, severe consequences for parents who refuse to send their children to have free primary and secondary education will prevent a situation where Nigeria has millions of out-of-school children.
Beyond basic education, he stressed the need for a variety of options for post-secondary education – university, polytechnic, colleges of education, vocational training – for those who would rather acquire vocational and technical skills for particular trades.