Eliminating illiteracy is the first step towards eradicating this Fulani herdsmen menace

By Ayo Akinfe

This should be President Buhari's education policy between 2019 and 2023. I think who he appoints as education minister will be key to addressing the current spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

(1) Offer free tuition right up until the end of secondary school
(2) Nigeria will spend 15% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on education
(3) Provide free uniforms in all public schools
(4) Offer one free school meal for all state primary and secondary school pupils
(5) No primary school child should have to walk more than 1km to school
(6) Every local government must have at least one technical or vocational school
(7) Private sector operators will be allowed to run schools provided they meet government guidelines provided by the ministry of education
(8) Every local government must appoint an education commissar to ensure national standards are met
(9) Over the next 10 years, every state must strive for 90% literacy rates
(10) Every local government must have at least one adult literacy centre