The education minister, Adamu Adamu on Monday said about 25.3 million Nigerians are out of school.
Adamu said this while speaking to journalists after the presentation of a draft roadmap for the education sector – ‘Education for change: A ministerial strategic plan 2016-2019’ – to stakeholders in Abuja on Monday.
The minister said the sector was battling with challenges like lack of funds, cultism, exam malpractice and indiscipline.
He said the plan would help solve the challenges in the education sector. He also said only qualified and experienced teachers would be allowed to teach in schools across the country.
“About 25.3 million students at all levels of education are out- of- school in the country.
“Teacher education itself is dying simply because non-professionals have now become teachers. Therefore, the professionalisation and registration of teachers will help make sure that the profession is reorganised with quacks kicked out,” he said.
“So nobody should be employed as a teacher if he or she does not have a teaching qualification; there is no magic if you are not qualified as a teacher: you cannot teach,” he further said.