Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has made it known that the Federal Government is implementing programmes and policies that will improve access to basic education in the country.
The VP stated this in Lagos during the 40th anniversary reunion symposium organised by the 1979 Economics Class of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
The Symposium was tagged, ‘Alternative approach to financing public university education for effective human capital development in Nigeria.
Osinbajo described the 10 million out-of-school children as an undesirable situation, adding that the FG was collaborating with the state governments to address the issues.
“The state governments should complement the Federal Government’s effort by showing more commitment to the provision of basic education. Government is investing in education infrastructure at all levels to improve teaching and learning.
“Some studies have shown that girls are smarter than boys. Any nation that does not educate its girls is doing itself a great harm. How do you solve your problems when you lock up your best minds?” Osinbajo stated.