‘Private sector investment will strengthen competitiveness of next generation youths’

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Industry experts insist that continuous investment by private sector in educational development is the best solution for Nigeria if she hopes to grow the next generation of globally competitive youth population.

Tonia Uduimoh, programme manager for Oando Foundation, says private sector involvement in education is to complement the efforts of the government in providing necessary educational infrastructure to boost learning.

Uduimoh while speaking at the commissioning of various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – BunghaGida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State reiterated the Foundation’s commitment to improved learning environments across adopted schools in Nigeria.

“We understand that the immediate environment where learning takes place is crucial to the overall learning outcomes of pupils, hence the reason why we have heavily invested in ensuring our students in adopted schools learn under the right environment that will further enhance their learning capabilities.

Uduimoh observe that Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across the African continent and a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. It contributes significantly to human development, poverty reduction, and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our intervention in Plateau State, similar to other States where we operate, is holistic, ensuring the needs of the teachers and learners are adequately met for better learning outcomes” she said.

Speaking during the event, Sonni Tyoden, deputy Governor of Plateau State, commended the results of the Foundation’s work in the education sector within the state.

He said “Today, I have the singular honor and opportunity to carry-out this important assignment of the commissioning of these projects to help drive efficiency and effectiveness in the process of teaching and learning. I therefore implore pupils who will be the users of this classrooms and facilities who are the Read More...