The United States government has pledged to increase access to education and improve learning in Nigeria to ensure cohesive and resilient communities for a brighter future.
David Young, U.S Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, has made the pledge on Wednesday in Abuja.
At a screening of some new films produced under United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Northern Education Initiative Plus, Young said: “We at the U.S. mission strongly believe that increasing access to education and improving reading for children helps build stronger communities in Nigeria.
“It also helps build more cohesive and resilient communities and societies and will lead Nigeria to a brighter future.
“We all know the troubles plaguing the Nigerian education system are legion.
“It ranges from having millions of youths who are not in school to the number of students already in school who still cannot read or write.”