The Executive Director of Brain Builders’ Youth Development Initiative(BBYDI) Mr Olasupo Abideen has tasked the federal and state governments and other stakeholders on the need to properly fund education, and review education curriculum in order to ensure that learning and learning methods meet the current realities and therefore overcome the unforseen challenges created by Covid-19 pandemic .
He said that the recommendation became necessary because the NGOs findings revealed that students were largely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, as schools were closed and had their studies distrupted,saying that “This culminated in them spending additional year on campus which left some of them stranded, in hunger,anger and anxiety.”
Other stakeholders such as representatives of Kwara state government and Kwara State Polytechnic among were present at the occasion.
Below are the highlighted ” the recommendations of the NGO in partnership with Global Campaign for Education (GCE)after a research work to assess the effect of Covid-19 pandemic on education sector and how it affected the work environment.
He said the recommendations are expected to strengthen the Nigeria’s Education System and enable its preparedness for unforseen circumstances like Covid-19 pandemic.
He also said that Nigeria’s Internet penetrative is currently poor,”therefore the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) must collaborate with the ministry of education to ensure that Higher institutions and their surbubs have access to quality Internet.
Also NCC must deepenits efforts to implement the National Broadband Plan to improve Internet penetration across the country “
He further urged the Federal government to improve accreditation criteria for higher education institutions.