Indications have emerged that the nation’s teachers will benefit from a free education programme at tertiary levels when the APC government takes charge of the country’s leadership come May 29, 2015.
Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who hinted on this during a consultative meeting with members of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Lagos on Wednesday, said continuous education for teachers is one of the core programmes of APC to raise standard of education in the country.
The professor said, “If you look at our manifesto, we would spend a lot of time and money on public education that is why this consultation is very important but it is just the beginning of the series of consultations that we intend to have. Fortunately, I am from here, I am one of you and this means there will be direct access which will make it easier for us to do all we want to do.
“Lagos is the mode of what we intend to do. For instance, we talk about free education for science, technology, engineering and maths and free education at the tertiary level for teachers. So teachers who want to go to university will enjoy free education.”