AIDS Impedes Realization of Nigeria's Education Goals
June 23, 2003
Nigeria's Education for All by 2015 and Millennium Development Goals have been impeded by HIV/AIDS, a senior official said. Speaking at the opening session of "Accelerating Education Sector Responses to HIV/AIDS" in the capital Abuja, Permanent Secretary of Nigeria's Ministry of Education, Godfrey Preware, said that HIV/AIDS is assuming a more threatening dimension. Noting that the disease was more prevalent in the productive age bracket, Preware said it poses a "great danger" to Nigeria's future. "We must fashion out and utilize innovative strategies in the teaching and learning process to bring about the required behavior and attitudes in the youth that will stem the spread of HIV/AIDS," said Preware. According to the education ministry's official, capacities need to be developed in the area of skill acquisition for efficiency in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to achieve better results in the education sector intervention.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.