International Youth Day: SING Calls For Change In Nigeria’s Educational Policies
SING Nigeria has joined in the celebration to mark the International Youth Day this day August 12, in honor of youths’ world over.
In a statement by SING that the Nigerian young people are currently dissatisfied with the current state of the nation, economic hardship and unemployment have led to a lot of crime, violence continues to take the life of young people daily and access to education remains unequal.
The International Youth Day is a day set aside by the United Nation to highlight issues affecting young people across the world.
The day acknowledges the rights of young people to adequate healthcare, access to education, financial services, employment opportunities and right to participate in governance.
The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is Transforming Education, it emphasizes the need to give young people education that is relevant to their needs, their environment and existence
As an organization that advocates for the welfare of young people, this day presents an opportunity for us to call attention of policy makers to the issues affecting Nigerian youths.
Youths thrive when they live in an inclusive environment and are empowered to participate in decision-making especially those that affect their wellbeing.
“When youths receive education relevant for their future, they actively contribute to maintaining peace and order.”it added.