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Indian Institutes To Boost Its Education System

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Indian Institutes To Boost Edu'n System
The West African Country's Education Minister Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'I revealed that most of the Private Educational Institutes from India are framing to invest in Nigeria, and this move will also help the nation to boost its education system further.

At the summit held in the National Capital earlier this month, he said "We are looking towards getting more Indian investors to invest in Education at Nigeria. We have already held discussions with some of the leading investors".

A few investors who have agreed to invest in Nigeria were Amity University, Mahatma Gandhi University in Meghalaya, Educomp and Edusoft (Education Software solution giant) and IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative (The group runs skill development programmes).

The minister also said; the investment from India might also help them in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of education for all, which they feared they might not meet.

"We wish to work closely with India in the area of education, to learn from the experience you have gathered especially since the launch of the right to education", she added.

According to Unicef, around 40% of Nigerian Children between age of 6 and 11 do not attend even a primary school. Despite significant increase in enrollment rates in past few years, it is revealed that about 4.7 million children of Primary school age are not in school in Nigeria. Well, 4.7 million is not a less number.

But why is it so? Wasn't the country providing quality education and compulsory education till the age of 15? Well, she has a answer for this too. She said "The country's huge population was the biggest hindrance towards achieving education for all by 2015. The biggest problem is perhaps the number for us. Because of the huge number, despite all our efforts, we have not been able to achieve the target. Moreover, we may also miss the target for 2015".

According to a study made by the Nigeria's National Population Commission, the population of the country is about 167 million.

Initially, Indian Institutes are up to a great achievement. Will Nigeria also make up its new targets and achieve, is yet to be seen.

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