Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu has confessed that he was inexperienced in the education sector before President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him in 2015.
Adamu, who is the longest serving minister revealed this at a valedictory session with officials and heads of parastatals of the Ministry on Thursday.
He thanked Buhari for trusting him with such a responsibility that he was not prepared for. He said: “I didn’t know anything about education except superficially.
When Buhari decided to make me Minister of Education, there is somebody here sitting and looking at me; he was the first person I called.
He said ‘what do you want to achieve?’ I said I want to achieve good things. And these are my ideas as a learner. After that meeting, professors of education were called and I told them what I wanted to achieve and let them put it in writing for me and they (the professors) did.