President Muhammadu Buhari will today travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said the Summit, will be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mr Adesina said it will also bring together Heads of State and Government as well as stakeholders and youth leaders to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems.
The statement explains that the summit will also offer the opportunity for leaders to make 5-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
Deliberations at the summit will focus on: The Power of Education-A Conversation between Global Champions; Transforming Education for Girls; Financing for Impact and Recovery and; What Now? Priorities for Transforming Education in the Coming Five Years, among others.
President Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
After the summit, the President Buhari will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up. He is due back by second week of August, 2021.
The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, Maj. General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.