The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, says it is difficult for one to succeed outside their educational qualification.
He made this known on Thursday, July 29, 2021, while contributing to a panel discussion at the Global Education Summit in London.
“You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed education has missed everything,” according to him.
According to him, parents in Nigeria took education of their kids seriously.
That, he said, was because they knew that if their children or wards missed the opportunity of being educated, they have missed a lot.
Mr Buhari was on the panel with Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi.
Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) are co-hosting the Global Education Summit.
The Summit taking place in London aims at tackling the education crisis occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Summit also aims to raise over $5 billion (£3.5bn) for a fund to buy books, train teachers and build classrooms.
Also attending the Summit is the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.