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Pakistan seeks Nigeria’s partnership on education access

08 November 2013, 06:33

Abuja -  The Pakistani Minister of Education, Baligh Rehman, has sought the cooperation of Nigeria in the creation of access to basic education.

He made the appeal in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant on Media to the Supervising Minister of Education,  Nyesom Wike.

Rehman made the suggestion in Paris at a bilateral meeting with Wike, saying that Nigeria and Pakistan had similarities in their education system.

The statement quoted the Pakistani education minister as saying that his country solicited Nigeria’s cooperation in the area, based on Nigeria's experiences in education.

He said that Pakistan would appreciate collaborations with Nigeria at the highest level of governance.

On his part, Wike assured his Pakistani counterpart of President Goodluck Jonathan’s commitment to increasing investments in basic education to eradicate out-of-school children problem facing Nigeria.

He assured his Pakistani counterpart that Nigeria would continue to partner Pakistan and other E-9 countries for the creation of access to quality education for less-privileged children.

Wike said that Nigeria was set to participate in this year’s E-9 Conference to be hosted by Pakistan in December.



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