Group urges more actions on education to reduce poverty, hunger

ENUGU (Sundiata Scholar) – The NgEducators International Model United Nations (NGIMUN), says priority attention should be given to the development of education in order to reduce global poverty and hunger.

Dr Tivlumun Ahure, the President NGIMUN Conference, Enugu Secretariat, made the call at the end of a conference on Sunday in Enugu.

The theme of the conference is: “Development of Education in Developing Countries”The reports that NgIMUN is a United Nations structured simulation idea for students. It is an activity for those interested in learning more about how the UN operates.

Ahure who read some of the declarations made at the conference, said that students are enlisted to participate in Model UN with the aim of building strong links between the UN and the student participants.

He said that the conference recognised the important role education played in the eradication of poverty and hunger in the society.“Education played crucial roles in promoting sustained, inclusive, and equitable economic growth and development.“So there is need to promote the right to education and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in education-related areas,” he said.

The conference president said that access to primary education was critical to the development of the mind.“This is needed particularly for out-of-school children, rural populations and people living in vulnerable situations,” he said.

He expressed worries over the level of youth unemployment in the society, and said that education should be designed to enhance skills acquisition and employability.

Ahure noted that education played a fundamental role in creating an inclusive society and reducing inequity and inequality.

According to him, there is the need to promote and improve the quality and relevance of teaching and learning.

He further called for alignment in education policies, curricula, training, teaching and learning approaches with identified priorities in national development strategies.(NAN)