‘Nigeria may not achieve education for all by 2015’

Nigeria is among the 26 African countries not likely to achieve the Education for All (EFA) target by 2015 because of government’s inability to translate paper work to action, the African Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA) has said. Programme Manager of ANCEFA, Waruku Boaz, stated this Sunday while speaking to journalists ahead of the 5th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (COMEDAF V) which started yesterday in Abuja.

The event, which attracted education civil society organizations in Africa, is expected to identify policy issues and strategize on how to accelerate the achievement of all six EFA goals in the next three years.

Boaz said over 26 countries are going to miss the 2015 target because they are yet to “translate what they committed on paper to action,” and called on state governments to demonstrate political will. Boaz said one major impediment to the attainment of the EFA goals was that many African countries have not given premium to education in their budgeting proposals.



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