President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced that to combat illiteracy in Nigeria, the Federal Government would recruit more qualified teachers in Government schools to help increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country.
Buhari made this known in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, at the State House in Abuja while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) led by the union's national president, Nasir Idris.
"We've created a dedicated platform under the National Social Investment Programme called N-Power Teach, which engages qualified graduates to man the gaps of basic education delivery in Nigeria.
"The aim of this, and many other Government programmes, is to increase the teacher-student ratio at the primary school level thereby enhancing the quality of students moving to secondary schools," the statement read.
The Federal government over the years has been accused of neglecting the education sector, and government school have also been allegedly employing under-qualified staffs.
However, the presidency has taken a stand assuring the masses that more qualified teachers would be recruited into public schools to enhance the growth of the leaders of tomorrow.