ANN believes that quality continuous education for all Nigerians is critical to Nigeria’s unity and future success. Our priority will be on strengthening early education and learning, linked to culture; enabling alternative pathways (through early/primary, secondary and tertiary education) to cognition and acquisition of problem solving skills based on the talents and abilities of Nigerians, to support creativity and enterprise.
ANN will focus on:
- Working with the Legislature and relevant MDAs, CBN, States and LGAs and the private sector to reform our public education system as an area for urgent priority, ‘fit for purpose’ in access and in quality, to meet the requirements for Nigeria’s social and economic goals. ANN considers early education as the right of every Nigerian child, and strategic to developing the hands and minds of Nigerians and thus a national investment and insurance for a prospering and peaceful Nigeria. ANN believes that education should not depend on “ability to pay, but on willingness to learn”.
- Working with the Legislature and relevant MDAs, CBN, States and LGAs and the private sector towards free, compulsory early education for every Nigerian child.
- Working with the Legislature to create and strengthen a department dedicated to Research and Curriculum Design and Development and Reviews (including curriculum on anti-corruption) to guide teaching at primary and secondary schools in close partnership with States and LGAs.
- Working with the Legislature and States to address Teachers’ quality and continuous improvement; and improve Teachers’ salaries, motivation and working conditions, to attract young talented Nigerians into the teaching profession to improve the quality of teaching at primary and secondary school levels.
- Working with the Legislature, States & LGAs, local communities and development partners to explore innovative long term and sustainable investments and financing for free compulsory early education in Nigeria – looking at establishing and strengthening education data systems, upgrading existing schools, building new schools to higher standards, equipping schools with facilities to aid learning (mental and physical), introducing technology to early education, supplies of consumables, school transportation, school meals, books, uniforms, bags; and improving the general conditions of teaching and learning services.
- Working with the Legislature and States & LGAs and Development Partners to develop national standards and guidelines for establishing Nurseries, Childcare, Primary and Secondary schools; as well as a national consolidated (federal, states and LGAs) database to strengthen registration, supervision and accreditation systems; and to enable the tracking of quality indicators (process and output) to drive performance and to ensure accountability to parents, Nigerians and Nigeria.
- Working with relevant institutional partners to provide online and mobile information and education on ‘Citizenship Knowledge and Responsibilities’ to all Nigerians as well as literacy and numeracy training to millions of Nigerians who have missed the opportunity for formal education in early years, for an informed and active citizen.
- Working with relevant institutional and business partners to provide information to potential investors in the education sector (services, manufacturing and the value chains in-between).
- Working with the Legislature, States, LGAs, Institutional and Private partners to invest in intermediate (vocational and technical) schools across Nigeria; enable access; and link the contents and outputs of intermediate schools to the needs of industry for productive skills and growth.
- Working with the Legislature, States, LGAs, Institutional and Private partners to invest in tertiary education (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Schools of Laboratory Sciences, Schools of Environmental Hygiene, Schools of Nursing and Midwifery) and transform them into centres of learning, rigorous inquiry and inspiration, to provide the evidence base for policy and programmes and to skill-up and power the socioeconomic development of Nigeria.
- Leading and partnering with elder statesmen & elder stateswomen; retired academics (some serving), technocrats and diplomats; and entrepreneurs to establish ‘think tanks’ and ‘research institutes’ affiliated to Nigerian Universities and Colleges, in their areas of expertise as part of building a National Knowledge Bank linking theory and practice, to inform Domestic and Foreign Policy, Politics, Democracy, Economy and Technology, to support Enterprise.
- Work with the Legislature, States, LGAs and the Judiciary to prevent and sanction corrupt activities in our education system.
Working with the Legislature, States, LGAs, Institutional and Private partners to develop education and training-related manufacturing, and related value chains to create and support millions of decent tax-paying jobs; and businesses, to contribute to funding education and growing an inclusive economy.
Transforming the Administrative State
We are inspired by the resilience and the illimitable spirit of Nigerians, who remain faithful and committed to our country, and are driving the momentum for real change.