Nigeria partners with Commonwealth to strengthen girl child education

Temitope Mustapha,Abuja

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Nigeria government says it will partner with the CommonWealth to strengthen girl Child Education.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said this in Abuja,Nigeria’s Capital during the Commemoration of the 2018 CommonWealth Day.

The Minister also said the federal government will work with the Commonwealth to rid the country’s education system of corruption.

He added that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration will partner with other Commonwealth states to address the scourge of terrorism and other global challenges such as poverty , environmental degradation , climate change and communal conflicts.

In common  with all members of the Commonwealth, Nigeria is committed to developing and strengthening its human  capital by institutionalizing early childhood care and education, providing equitable and inclusive access to quality education and training ” 

” Nigeria is working in partnership with the Commonwealth to mainstream child friendly school models and more effective approaches into teacher education curriculum ”  The minister added.

Also speaking at the event , the Minister of Sports ,Youths and Development Solomon Dalung , asked the government to invest more in restoring sport activities in Nigerian basics.

According to Dalung, ” there is need to resuscitate school sports for sport inter development  in Nigeria”

” Nigeria’s search for National Unity and integration will remain mere dream unless Nigerian youths are able to harness and realised that there strength lies in diversity” He added.

In her Message to commemorate  the 2018 Commonwealth day, the Queen and the Head of the Commonwealth said shared inheritances help the Commonwealth nations to overcome their differences.

She also said that diversity is cause for celebration rather than division.

The queens message was read by Mrs Justina Ibe, the Director of Education Support Services of the Ministry of education.

Commonwealth day is mostly celebrated every second Monday in the month of march.

53 Nations of the World including Nigeria celebrate the Day .

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