The president said the effect of decay in the education sector is glaring, vowing that his administration would change the situation for the better.
Nasir El-Rufai had told a World Bank delegation in his office that, "We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four exams and required they must get at least 75 per cent but I'm sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements", he said.
And while the state government seemed justified by the result, teachers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Teachers described the set pass mark as unjustifiable.
"When I finished my secondary school, I didn't work for a day, I refused to work for a day, I left home, I refused to work in the local government, and then I joined the army".
"I won't mention his name but when he went, he couldn't differentiate between the students, the children and the teachers".
"It is a very tragic situation we are in, and this our gathering is one of the most important ones in this administration".
"And what El-Rufai is trying to do now is exactly what (the respected Nigerian) told me 10 years ago".
He declared a state of emergency on education, and began the transformation of the sector.
Buhari at the meeting which had in attendance, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, ministers and other key stakeholders said the Council members should come up with workable solutions to solve the problems affecting the education sector.
"We can not afford to continue lagging behind".
Many have commended the move adding that the education sector needs such aggressive moves to sanitise it.
He said the national conversation was aimed at refocusing the education sector not only to overcome the numerous challenges, but also to strengthen the Ministerial Strategic Plan that has already been developed by the ministry.
He said only those equipped with qualitative education would have the capacity to lead others.
The President said, "We can not progress beyond the level and standards of our education".
He also called for a sharpening of strategies for addressing the challenges of basic and secondary education.
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