On Thursday, July 29, 2021, during a panel session at the Global Education Summit, in London, United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari said that the federal government and the people are aware that education is the starting point for success.
Buhari noted that his administration is committed to raising the budget for education by 50% in the next two years.
According to Buhari, Nigerian parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children and wards get educated.
He went further to say:
“You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed education has missed everything.”
Nigerians are acutely aware of the priority of education, and parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children and wards get educated.”
On the panel with Buhari were Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi.
The presidents spoke on the peculiarities of the education sector in their countries, and how budgetary provisions would be increased to ameliorate the situation.