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  • Updated: September 22, 2023

Taraba Governor Visits Finland Embassy, Seeks Support In Education

Taraba Governor Visits Finland Embassy, Seeks Support In Edu

The Governor of Taraba State, Agbu Kefas, visited the Finland Embassy in Abuja, on Friday, seeking support in the state's Education Sector.

During the visit, Kefas said his administration remains committed to better learning and creating an educational model in the state.

He noted that Finland was renowned for its strides in education with policies worthy of emulation.

He added that the state was ready to emulate the best practices around the world to enhance the quality of life in the state.

Speaking on the free education policy in the state, Governor Kefas said his administration has added free uniforms and books to the package, with the aim of commencing in January 2024.

The governor further expressed hope of visiting Finland alongside his team to witness the development strides in education.

Emmanuel Bello, the governor's Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communications, made this known in a statement on Friday.

According to Bello, the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, said she was excited that the state was expressing interest in the country's education policy. 

"She said it is obvious Taraba state is serious about education judging by the seriousness Dr Kefas had demonstrated so far. 

"She noted further that Finland - a country of about 5 million people, has made education a major area of investment.  

"She said the education policy of the country is rooted in its history. 

"She added that Finland is predominantly Lutheran and the education model is based on a robust tradition," Bello stated.

The governor was accompanied to the embassy by the State's Commissioner of Education, (Dr.) Augustina Godwin, the Ministry's Permanent Secretary, Dauda Maikomo, Former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Josiah Kente, Kabiru Jalo and Adiya Uri. 

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