"I believe that additional cash transfers for training and introduction of new technologies can now match the initiatives that have been taken by Mr. Dangote from the business community and other initiatives among five agencies," he said.
7-year EU grant He also pointed out that Nigeria stood to benefit from a seven-year term European Union grant that would be devoted to the development of education.He said: "I have talked to the head of the development commission for the European Union EU, and he said he will tell the government of Nigeria to submit an application from time to time for the next seven years."Its terms will be devoted to education development in Nigeria. So, it's up to the government to make the application."
Jonathan makes promises Speaking earlier at an audience with the former British Prime Minister, President Jonathan said his administration would continue to evolve and execute programmes and actions to improve access to quality education across the country to create a highly skilled and competitive work force.The President assured Brown, who now serves as the United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education, that in addition to providing the $250 million required to match the amount raised by international donors towards giving more Nigerian youths access to basic education, Federal Government would also provide all possible support to state governments to ensure they were able to access the new funds and put them to appropriate use.Jonathan said: "Thank you for helping us in this area. Education is critical to making our youths more employable."The Coordinating Minister of the Economy/Finance and the Minister of Education will work with the states to make sure that the programme succeeds."