Association says education for all is achievable

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LAGOS – The Association of Formidable Educational Development (AFED) on Wednesday said that Education for All was achievable by 2020, if all children could be removed from the streets.

Mrs Ifejola Dada, the AFED President, told the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos that given the right education, and putting all the children in schools, the Vision 2020 could be achieved.

According to her, government alone not be saddled with the responsibility of providing free education.

“AFED is for children left behind, whose parents cannot provide adequately for them due to limited income.

“If we do not help out, these children will be problematic in the .

“That is why AFED is helping to provide a qualitative private education at next to profit,’’ she said.

Dada said that when other associations were having their rest, either at or abroad, AFED was busy working.

She said that the association, which is for schools undergoing approval, helps to keep children out of the streets, due to the low or next to nothing fees charged.

The educationist said that AFED was the appropriate way to eradicate illiteracy in because if the children were left on their own, they would be the country’s in the .

“Illiteracy must be eradicated in ; it is because of illiteracy that our are behaving the way they are behaving. There are some educated illiterates among our .

“When we these children from the grassroots and them to a higher level, they will be ready to do their best.

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“They will be ready to go to vocational schools, have good and further their education to university level– and everybody will be happy,” she said. (NAN)
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