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Mission Director United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Michael Harvey, has said that that educational statistics is key for growth and development in the educational sector.
Harvey stated this Tuesday, at the formal launch and dissemination of the 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS), organized by the National Population Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Abuja.
He stated that state representatives of basic education commissions, should take the findings of the survey to the various states and work with it in order to improve learning standards in the states.
Chairman National Population Commission Barrister Eze Duruiheoma in his speech stated that the goal of the survey is to provide policy makers with adequate data to perform their duties.
“It is commendable to mote that there is tremendous improvement in primary school enrolment and the gender gaps have decreased”, he said.
Also speaking at the event was the Country representative of UNICEF who noted that there is the need to look beyond school-based data and explore multiple sources of data to improve access to education and quality of learning.
It was established that Nigeria needs adequate data to implement and perform all decision making functions for the growth of the country.

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