President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaborative partnerships that will build a framework of ideas to transform educational systems globally.
Buhari spoke on Monday while delivering Nigeria’s statement at Transforming Education Summit (leaders’ roundtable) organised on the margins of the 77th session of the UN general assembly.
“In transforming education, we must not erect borders. Where they exist, we must bring them down, as we have much to learn from each other,” he said.
“As we are aware, improving equitable and inclusive access to quality educational opportunities is germane to ensuring the full development of our societies No country can develop beyond the capacity of its educational system.”
Buhari said it would be difficult to have a meaningful conversation around transforming the national education systems without transforming the teaching profession. He, therefore, called for more deliberations on efforts to expand innovations and research on teacher education and the professional development of teachers.
The process of building a sustainable teacher supply chain to address the challenges of teacher shortages is important, and calls for global action,” he said.