The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) – Pyrates Confraternity – has urged governments to review Nigeria’s education system before the end of 2030.
The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
He also said that governments should prioritise welfare and training of teachers and allied staff.
He said that there was the need to review every element of the education system including assessment and standard.
He also called for deployment of appropriate resources and strategies including the use of technology, for greater efficiency.
According to him, governments must ensure that quality education would not be a privilege for only few people.
He added that students should have access to books and literacy programmes – printed or digital – by 2030.
He also urged governments to ensure students’ access to online delivery platforms.
Owoaje said that libraries must be made available, urging that governments should support, defend and promote intellectual freedom as provided for by the UN Declaration on Human Rights and its convention on the rights of a child.
“NAS strongly believes that education is the right of the child.
“It is the responsibility of governments, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organusations (NGOs) and citizens to ensure that every child receives the education he deserves.
“It is necessary that our students have access to well-rounded education that must include exposure to a variety of classes – from humanities, computer skills and reading – to science and mathematics.
“We urge the federal, state and local governments, private sector, international agencies, NGOs and all citizens to work it out,” he said.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ijeoma Popoola