Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the federal government will declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April.
He disclosed this on Monday when he received Abubakar Sani-Bello, governor of Niger state, at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.
Adamu requested the support of all states governors to do the same in their respective states.
“By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector all over the country,” he said.
“We request all the state governors to do same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve.
“I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level.”
The minister said the ministry was planning to present a proposal to the national council of state for graduates of education to henceforth be employed on grade level 10 of eight.
He said the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying education in tertiary institutions.
NAN reports that Bello earlier said the state government was revamping the educational sector through the provision of good infrastructure in schools and training of teachers.
He said the state government plans to establish three teachers professional institutes in the three zones, adding that one was already being established in Munya local government area.
The governor solicited the support of the minister on the development of the institutions.