• Education Youth and Human Capital Development


    Education, Youth and Human Resource Development. These are potent tools for emancipation of a people and nation. In order to address the dwindling fortunes of education and lack of due care and attention to this industry in Plateau State for nearly eight years at the expense of the teeming youth population, our government will focus on the provision of quality education, which empowers the citizenry. Or government will therefore be committed to ensuring delivery of qualitative and free education as a matter of right and not privilege from the critical formative (nursery and primary) through the transitional stages of secondary and vocational (technical) programmes. We strongly believe that quality education is key to improving quality of life as well as empowering the youth and individuals to obtain a fulfilling job, contribute to enhancing livelihoods so that they can utilize their talents and potentials to the maximum. We intend to achieve set objectives through the following:
    I. Constructive engagement and utilization of our institutions by taking advantage of our array of tertiary institutions, namely the Plateau State University, Bokkos, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, College of Education, Gindiri, College of Agriculture, Garkawa, Colleges of Health Technology at Pankshin and Zawan and College of Arts Science and Remedial Studies, Kurgwi, which are high and middle levels man power training institutions especially for the youth. We will guarantee efficient development of the institutions through adequate funding, autonomy and needless interference.
    II. Training and retraining of teachers per year while creating elaborate incentive schemes to attract the best and brightest to teach in our primary and secondary schools.
    III. Improved management of our schools through excellent administration of the education system for pupils and students to study under trained and motivated teachers.
    IV. Full implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the Universal Basic Education Act with emphasis on gender equality at all levels.
    V. Allocate sufficient resources for infrastructure, so that every school will have basic resources and services such as safe classrooms, water electricity, sanitation, libraries, laboratories and use of Information Technology to enhance learning.
    VI. Rewarding Excellence by focusing on accountability for teachers and principals, measuring performance and rewarding schools, teachers and principals who deliver excellent outcomes in terms of academic standards and performances.
    VII. Promote Vocational and Technical Education through establishing more institutions in the three geopolitical zones. This is in addition to consolidating and transforming the oldest Government Technical Colleges in Bukuru and Pankshin into model institutions for the common good.
    VIII. Adequate support system by ensuring appropriate support for students with support for students with special needs (physically challenged) and those at risk of falling behind or dropping out of school.
    IX. Review mechanisms of awarding Scholarships/Grants to deserving Plateau indigenes, without discrimination, to pursue undergraduate studies at home and Post Graduate/Doctoral Studies both at home and abroad.
    X. Free payment of all NECO, NABTEC and SSCE registration fees for indigent Plateau State Students.
    XI. Build collaborative partnerships with the private sectors to provide internship opportunities to our students for enhanced practical skills acquisition.

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