The Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman has directed the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE to work with security agencies and the National Universities Commission to uncover those behind the murder of a nursing student of the institution Miss Attanda Modupe Debora.

The Minister described the murder of the student as heart-wrenching saying that the perpetrators should not be allowed to go scot free.

He gave the directive on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference [NAEC].

Prof Mamman charged authorities of education institutions across the country to take every necessary step to ensure safety in their schools.

‘’Last week, the media reported the murder of a nursing student Miss Attanda Modupe Debora, a student of Federal University Oyo-Ekkti, same week that the safe school events took place. This is indeed heart breaking. The ministry directs the Vice-Chancellor in concerted efforts with the security and the National Universities Commission to uncover the perpetrators of this heinous crime, while I reiterate the ministry’s resolve to secure our schools. Our condolences go to the family’’ he said.

Prof Mamman said government would work with relevant stakeholders for students to learn in a safe environment

The Minister of Education while speaking on the theme for the conference “Implementation of Education 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria” affirmed that Nigeria would strive until the country achieves 100% of the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and beyond to education related indicators and targets of Agenda 2060 of the African Union.


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