President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday will travel to the United Kingdom to attend the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025.
Buhari will also use the avenue to undergo an earlier scheduled medical check-up.
According to his Special Adviser On Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who confirmed the development, the summit would be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
He said that the summit would 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 education systems in partner countries, through an exchange of best practices.
“It 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,’’ he stated.
He added: “After the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up.
“He is due back by the second week of August 2021.’’
On the entourage with Buhari for the trip are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, National Security Adviser, Retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.