Participants at one-day Civil Society-Media Engagement Forum organized by the Educational Sector Support Programme in Nigeria(ESSPIN) have called on Enugu State Government to rehabilitate dilapidated primary schools in efforts towards realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the education sector.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the forum which took place in Enugu, the participants, including media, civil society organizations and faith-based organizations, observed with “concern, the poor learning environment, inadequate school supervision, absence of teaching/learning aid, lack of qualified teachers, lack of community involvement and participation in the management of schools.”
The communiqué which was signed by Dr. Betty Agujiobi for Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) and Rev. Fr. Dr. Ikechukwu Ani from Catholic Education Secretariat, stated that “the state government’s recruitment of voluntary teachers is not ideally necessary at the moment, rather efforts should be geared at employing qualified teachers for key subjects.