DAWN Commission Convenes South-West Education Summit

May 8, 2024

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission will gather stakeholders in the education sector across the South-West states in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for a summit on Wednesday.

The summit with the theme: ‘Collaborating for improved learning outcomes,’ is being supported by Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE), an education-focused programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

According to the commission’s Director-General, Dr Seye Oyeleye, the summit would bring together key stakeholders in the education sector, spanning government and citizen groups, to address salient issues and challenges and proffer solutions aimed at improving learning in the education landscape of South-West, Nigeria.

Speaking against the concern thrown up by the recent release of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, Oyeleye emphasised the timeliness of the summit and the importance of collective action.

“DAWN Commission has, long before the release of the UTME result, been actively engaging stakeholders to address the challenges in our education sector,” he said, adding: “We are confident that this summit will provide a platform for all education stakeholders in the region to review these challenges and jointly design workable solutions to address the challenges of functional education in the Region”, he stated.

The summit, which participation is by invitation, is expected to welcome representatives from relevant government agencies, private sector entities, community-based associations as well as non-profit and civil society organisations across the South-West region.

The Federal Ministry of Education will also be represented at the summit to share strategic updates on the Roadmap for the Nigerian Education Sector(2024-2027).