President Muhammadu Buhari says no Nigerian parent should joke with education, as they know that if their children or wards miss the opportunity of being educated, they have missed a lot.
He said this during a panel session on Thursday at the Global Education Summit in London.
The President said the size and population of Nigeria are challenges for any administration, but despite that, the government and people realize that education is the starting point for success.
On the panel with President Buhari were Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi.
Each President spoke on the peculiarities of the education sector of his country, and how budgetary provisions would be increased to ameliorate the situation.
They all raised their hands as a sign of commitment to that resolution.
President Buhari had earlier committed to raising the budget for education by 50% in the next two years, and the country would attain 100% increase by 2025.