APC Campaign Manifesto on Education

Fully implement and enforce the provisions of the Universal Basic Education Act with emphasis on gender equity in primary and secondary school enrollment whilst improving the quality and substance of our schools;

Targeting up to 15% of our annual budget for this critical sector whilst making substantial investments in training quality teachers at all levels of the educational system;

Implement performance based education as against the current certificate based qualification;

Enhance teacher training and improve the competence of teachers along with vigorous national inspection;

Make learning experiences more meaningful for children and make education more cost-effective;

Develop and promote effective use of innovative teaching methods/materials in schools;

Ensure a greater proportion of expenditure on university education is devoted to Science and Technology with more spaces allocated to science and technology oriented courses;

Establish at least six new universities of science and technology with satellite campuses in various states;

Establish technical colleges and vocational centers in each state of the federation;

Provide more conducive environment for private sector participation in all levels of education;

Establish six centers of excellence to address the needs of special education;

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