GOVERNORS; Education is a vital sector of national development, particularly in a populous country like Nigeria where youths below 24 years of age constitute majority of the population.
The challenge of education in Nigeria is both quantitative and qualitative.
The educational policies and priorities of the Federal government have evolved in response to changing political and economic circumstances.
As far back as the early sixties, free education was in place in the then Western Region.
The priority after independence was to give access to education to the masses, while producing high level and medium level manpower, much needed for the country’s development. Priority was also given to the training of technical manpower.
This translated into the creation of universities and polytechnics, as well as technical colleges across the country. However, glaring disparities emerged between northern and southern Nigeria.
GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA THAT IMPACT MORE ON EDUCATION
UDOM EMMANUEL GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE
Benedict Ayade GOVERNOR CROSS RIVER STATE
Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi GOVERNOR OF ENUGU STATE
Rochas Okorocha GOVERNOR IMO STATE
Akinwuinmi Ambode FORMER GOVERNOR LAGOS STATE
THE FOLLOWING GOVERNORS IMPACT ON EDUCATION