Lagos - The Senior Staff Association of
Nigeria Universities (SSANU) on Monday called on the President-elect, Gen.
Mohammadu Buhari to make education his major focus.
The National Vice President (West), Mr Alfred Jimoh made the
call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos.
Jimoh said that having been a one-time president of the
country, Buhari was in a position to have a better understanding of the needs
of the sector and its strategic place in national development.
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According to him, for a nation to attain its dreams of becoming
a top economy as well as be respected among comity of nations, it must have a
sound education sector that will enhance human capital development.
"Genl Buhari seems to understand the system and that
education, among other key sectors, is one of the areas he would strive to
turnaround, when he takes over the mantle of leadership.
"Currently there are many challenges bedeviling the sector
which need urgent intervention.
"We congratulate him on his victory as the incoming
president of our great country but having said this, we would like him to, on
getting into office, to quickly settle down to work.
"We actually want a situation where he would quickly
convene a meeting of stakeholders in the sector, in order to bring to the table
all burning issues and come out with a lasting solution.
"Such meeting will in no small measure bring about the
desired change that has been long expected in the entire sector and therefore
the long expected national transformation and development attained,'' he