The signing of a bilateral educational agreement between Norway and Nigeria was proposed by The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, which could relieve the youth’s access to education.
He said, “I think what we should focus on is to see to it that the bilateral educational agreement is signed so as to curb crisis in conflict areas.”
The Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, met with Mr. Adamu during a courtesy visit of the Ambassador. The two talked about the current situation of education in Nigeria and Mr. Adamu made the educational proposal to the Ambassador of Norway.
The minister thanked the Norwegian Government on helping Nigeria in spreading education throughout the country.
“The government is very happy with your donation of about N3.6 billion and we have made judicious use of it.
“You have contributed to reduce the crisis but what I find not very easy is that we have not signed the bilateral educational agreement.
“And I think that is what we should focus on,’’ he said.
Mr. Kjemprud said that the Government of Norway committed $2.8 million to provide education for Nigerian youth and also an additional $9.5 million to the affected areas in the North Eastern part of of the country.
“We made a commitment during the conference to stay with Nigeria through the northeast crisis, and through a whole long term engagement in the education sector,” he said.