Written by on July 26, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United Kingdom today, Monday, July 26th, to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.

The Summit, which will be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will bring together Heads of State and Government, as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming educational systems in partner countries through exchange of best practices.

The summit will also offer the opportunity for leaders to make 5-years pledge to support GPE’s work and help transform educational 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.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President On Media And Publicity, Femi Adesina said, President Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He added that after the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up and the President will be back by the second week of August, 2021.

The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Editor: Ifeanyi Mark

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