Federal government supports locally produced textbooks

The Nigerian federal government on 23 August moved to end dominance of foreign publications in the nation’s higher education, even as 10 new textbooks, sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, were launched, writes Kanayo Umeh for The Guardian Nigeria.

Speaking at the public presentation in Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, noted the dependence by the nation’s education sector, adding that boosting indigenous authorship would address the problem.

“The paucity of indigenously authored and produced tertiary level textbooks and related academic publications in the nation’s tertiary education institutions is a known fact. Over time Nigeria’s tertiary education institutions became dependent on books published outside the country with the attendant consequences of the pressure on demand for foreign exchange,” he said.
Full report on The Guardian Nigeria