Sorry, Failed State
A problem lasts long enough to become institutional and systematic in Nigeria, misplaced priorities become the order of the day.
Sadly, the nation is left to run on autopilot.
The ineptitude of the concerned leaders will lead us to our end if we do not take drastic action.
Do you worry how our future gets blurrier by the day, and our problems continue to span across different dimensions?
An average Nigerian is traumatized.
Is it not flawed to invest in foreign education and expect enhancement in our country’s educational system and the economy?
It is good to note that the survival of any nation depends solely on the quality of its educational sector. In line with this singular fact, the inevitable role of education in the development of any society you will find documented in a series of global academic journals.
Nigeria is the supposed Giant of Africa and is unequivocally still uncertain of her destiny regarding her educational system.
Our sorry state is why our young ones are striving to leave the country to go elsewhere for their academic pursuits.
Our school structures are currently dilapidated, which shows that Nigeria has a weird value system whose revitalization requires only a candid measure.
The mockery of our system becomes more evident when the monthly wages of the less/non–educated local government councilors serving in various political wards are far greater than that of university professors.
We then realize this is more about misplaced priorities and corruption, what becomes of a society that does not take its educational system seriously?
To restore our country’s economy, we urgently need to revitalize our education industry.
Let us revisit the factors that affect the industry in question. These are lack of infrastructure, teaching facilities, social amenities, poor wages and incentives, substandard teaching curriculum, and high tuition fees.
First and foremost, as a matter of urgency, the government must rehabilitate all the dilapidated schools and colleges across the country, provide adequate facilities needed to run the schools, and sufficient funds to sustain the said structures and equipment.
Our anticipated technological development shall remain a mirage if we do not urgently deal with these issues.
The coming generation does not have to heal from our trauma.
The ripple effect is the nonchalance among students, teachers/lecturers are laid back, no display of any application of initiative by the actors in the industry.
Politicians cash out from our woes.
Government must create a priority for learning infrastructure.
Our schools need attention. If we neglect education at the basic level, we may have finished off any hope a child has for a better life. Families who cannot afford to pay for private schools must not lose quality learning because government schools are in a sorry state.
We must continue to advocate for increased investment in education and learning, especially at the grassroot level.