NIEPA Ondo partners with UN agencies for education development

The National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration in Ondo town has entered into partnership with some United Nations agencies to reposition educational policies and planning in Nigeria. The Executive Director of NIEPA, Professor Taiwo Ajayi, said this in Ondo on Monday during a programme organised by the Society Watch International, 'Brief the Nation.' The programme is a monthly public accountability programme organised by an Ireland-based non-governmental organisation. According to Ajayi, NIEPA is partnering with the United Nations Children's Education Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and Department for International Development of the British government.

Ajayi said that the aim was to ensure a robust curriculum and personnel development of which would put the nation's education on a higher pedestal. He stated that the partnership would produce a positive impact which would become manifest in the country's education sector. According to Ajayi, the institute is already enjoying assistance from the agencies. NIEPA has also started passing the assistance to national agency such as the Universal Basic Education Commission through the training of teachers across the country. The NIEPA boss who reinstated the importance of information, communication technology to education development said that the institute had put in place a world class ICT centre to enhance its teaching. The institute, he said, now had over 200 computers in its pool apart from well -equipped library to serve the trainees and visitors to the institute.