The federal government, led by Bola Tinubu, has strongly condemned the recent killing of Deborah Atanda, a nursing student at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
The government has directed the Vice Chancellor of the institution and security agencies to investigate and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for Atanda’s death.
The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, made this directive during the Nigerian Annual Education Conference (NAEC) in Abuja.Atanda, a student in the Department of Nursing, went missing on September 5 after going out to study at night.
Two days later, her body was discovered with her eyes gouged out. Mamman expressed deep concern over the rising insecurity in schools and the country as a whole, and lamented Atanda’s tragic death.
The minister also pledged his commitment to bridging the gap between education policy statements and actual outcomes.
He acknowledged that Nigeria has many good policies that are not fully implemented, and emphasized that President Tinubu’s administration is determined to ensure that all children have access to education.
Tinubu has directed the return of the 10.5 million out-of-school children to schools by the end of his tenure.
Mamman stressed the need for concrete action rather than mere policy declarations, and stated that the government intends to address this issue.
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