The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has said his administration is using education to fight the security challenges in the state.
The Governor stated this on Wednesday while presenting his address in a workshop in Lafia. According to him, if young people are engaged in education, they will not think about crime.
“We believe in basic education because that’s where to start,” he said while flagging off a three-day capacity building workshop for education secretaries in the state capital.
“We believe in science and technical education because, in Nasarawa State, we are using education to actually fight insecurity because we believe if people are well educated, independent, well-equipped, then they will get away from this security challenges that we are facing.”
The Governor lauded the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for conceiving the training workshop with the theme “Improving the Capacities of Education Secretaries for School Effectiveness.”
He noted that the event seeks to improve the efficiency of participants and build the capacity of the education secretaries towards enhanced productivity.
Governor Sule added that the theme of the training workshop was good, as education is the bedrock for the socio-economic development of any society,
He is optimistic that the workshop will allow education secretaries to acquire the necessary knowledge of modern trends.
The Governor further stressed that elementary and primary education is the foundation for better educational pursuits, so governments at various levels prioritise teacher capacity building through regular training.
He reiterated that his administration is committed to ensuring a conducive environment for teaching and learning to take place.
Governor Sule further appreciated the UBEC for embarking on several state projects, including the UBEC Model School ongoing in Lafia Local Government Area and the Second Chance School at Akwanga.