FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has charged the Federal Government to prioritise quality education.
He said both state and local governments should also ensure proper development of the sector as 50 per cent of today’s job would become irrelevant in the near future.
Obasanjo disclosed this on Tuesday while enlightening youths and students from selected schools in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He spoke at the Youths Governance Dialogue mentorship programme organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.
The former President emphasised the need for a long term plan to foster desired changes in the education sector.
According to him, the current situation in the education sector and the growing population could be an asset if adequately addressed but if not it could spell doom for the country.
However, he expressed optimism that despite the current challenges facing the country, greatness can be achieved if the youth play active roles.
Other Nigerians have repeatedly made similar calls on government to fix the education sector both for the children of the rich and the poor