Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation is currently faced with a huge educational deficit, even as over 14million children in the country are currently out of school.
The above was disclosed on Saturday by a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
The former president stated in Lagos at the virtual 2020 Fellowship Graduation Ceremony of the second cohort of “Teach for Nigeria Fellows” that- “They are deprived of opportunities that will allow them to develop their abilities and become useful to themselves and their communities.
“It is evident that at this point, to transform our education system in a sustainable way, Nigerian youths must take up leadership positions.”
Obasanjo stated that “Our youths must champion different innovative solutions at every level of the society and across different sectors.
“It is inspiring to see the work that ‘Teach For Nigeria’ is doing to equip promising future leaders with the skills and experience to drive the change that we need,” the former president said.