Buhari charges Arewa group on welfare of teachers
President Muhammadu Buhari says reviving the educational sector, with renewed focus on teaching valuable lessons like integrity in schools, will require giving priority to the welfare and training of teachers, who directly create the enabling environment for learning.
President Buhari, who received a delegation from the Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research at the State House,Abuja Tuesday, said the quality of training, welfare and happiness of teachers directly impact on the quality of education children and adults get in schools. He urged more focus and research on impact of teachers.
The President spoke against the backdrop of a proposal by the Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research to start an annual, “Buhari Integrity Lecture Series’’.
President Buhari said education cuts across the three tiers of government.
He emphasized the need to consider who pays the teachers at every level saying the challenge of repositioning the educational sector and cultivating strong moral values in children goes beyond the northern part of Nigeria, and should be pursued holistically at a national level.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Director of Arewa House, Prof. Idris Shaaba Jimada, stressed the need to inculcate the virtue of integrity and propagated it as an important aspect of development. He the group also discussed other important national issues
Jimada said the Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research had decided on instituting “The Buhari Integrity Annual Lecture Series’’, which would appraise the President’s position on morality and inspire more people to appreciate integrity as integral to Nigeria’s development.