The Bayelsa State Coordinator Teachers Without Borders, Hon. Philip Jeremiah Eke, has said that governments at all levels must pay serious attention to education and job creation for youths as a way of addressing the lingering insecurity poverty in the country.
Eke further said governments must improve funding of education and training of youths to become self reliant on various skills to drastically reduce youth restiveness and engagement in crime.
Also tasking government at all levels to train teachers and make adequate provision of learning materials as well as provision of infrastructure as a necessity in moving the country education system to the next level.
He equally affirmed that the government’s failure to meet ASUU’s demands, implement the agreement it had with the union and satisfactorily resolve the issues has kept Nigerian children at home while the high breed politicians children are in private institutions of learning “Qualitative education gives people the ability to access information in the society, while bemoans the silence of critical stakeholders in the academic shutdown which is now a big disgrace to the ruling Peoples party APC and Nigeria at large.
For the issue of ASUU strike, teachers without boss Bayelsa State, an international nongovernmental organization in bridging the education divides, knocked the regime of the President Mohammed Buhari over the prolong shutdown of academic activities in the nations tertiary institutions.
Eke call on the Federal Government to support the establishment of State Police across the country. He reiterated that each state of the Federation having a police force of its own would go a long way in solving the lingering security challenges facing the country.
Eke made the call while interacting with newsmen at Igbogene in Yenagoa after presentation of distinguished international public service wards to distinguished Bayelsans who have impacted positively in the society, notably, High Chief (Capt.) Mandala Ogoun, Engr. Peters Olali, as distinguished awardees of Teachers without Borders meritorious service.