A for Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that Nigeria needs a new set of leaders, who can change her story.
Speaking at the 2017 Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition Awards Ceremony, in Lagos, on Wednesday, she was of the view that, “Every country that has managed to do better, every country that has climbed out of poverty, has improved in education. The basis of improvement is quality education. We should be more interested in the state of the school system in Nigeria.”
She said that youths should be equipped with skills and knowledge that would aid their understanding of financial matters right from secondary school.
“We need to offer children financial literacy before they get to senior secondary schools. It help and guarantees the young ones to grow into adults that can achieve financial security and success, and make informed decisions,” she said.
“We need a collective effort on education. The more the stock exchange will lead this process, the more the private sector understands that if they will find world class talents in this country, they have to be interested in what goes on in the education; so, it becomes a collective effort,” she said.
Also speaking, Oscar Onyema, Chief Executive Officer, the Nigerian Stock Exchange said the NSE was committed to playing its part in building a financially savvy generation, leveraging the essay competition and other initiatives.