Abuja - The wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has reiterated her commitment to support all efforts aimed at improving the standard of education especially girl-child in the country.
Aisha stated this during her visit to the Army Day Secondary School, Mambilla Barracks, on Friday in Abuja.
"I will support all efforts aimed at improving the standard of education in Nigeria, especially the girl-child education,’’ she noted.
The president’s wife urged children to embrace education with a view to enhance their living standard and to promote national development.
She advised parents and guardians not to thwart the zeal of their children and wards, especially female children in acquiring formal education.
She said lack of adequate education for younger generation would affect the future of the country, adding that the quality of education children receive determines the future of any nation.
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Aisha advised the students to read hard to make Nigeria a great nation, adding that she got married shortly after secondary education and today she had a Masters Degree with the support of her husband.
"Getting married is not a deterrent to education rather it is an additional value to assist them in child spacing, curbing outbreak of diseases among others,’’ she said.
She urged teachers to impact qualitative education and knowledge to the students as they would be the future leaders of this country as well as paying attention to girl-child education.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, John Chukwu, commended her for the initiative and choosing one of the FCT schools for the first surprise visit, since they came to power in May 29.
Chukwu described her visit to the school as an act of motivation and encouragement to the students to achieve academic excellence.