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FG Hasn’t Done Enough To Improve Education, Says Expert

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 7:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emma Arubi / Warri


AN EDUCATION expert, Mr. Ejiro Ohimor has said that the government had not done enough to improve the quality of education in the country.

Mr. Ohimor who is the proprietor of Ejiro schools in Warri also said that the corruption that ravaged various sectors of the polity had permeated the education sector. He said that unless corruption in the country is dealt with, the quality of education in the country will continue to plummet.

Ohimor who said that education was part and parcel of all developing and developed society tasked the incoming government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to sanitize the education sector by appointing the right people to man the education sector.

He said the standard of education in the country continued to fall because successive governments had kept changing the curriculum to suit their administration. According to him, none of the policies of government on education had a set target and government had not laid enough emphasis on technical education for all school children.

Ohimor urged the government to tackle examination malpractices in schools by prosecuting offenders by sending them to jail the issue will continue to linger.

“I see the effect of exam malpractices every day. I see teachers who can’t teach. I see graduates who cannot stand for themselves, and I will not be part of this. We need to train our teachers so that they can give out good stuff. I am sorry to say, but the teachers that we have these days are nothing to write home about. Its garbage in, garbage out. When students pay money to write WAEC, JAMB, and bribe lecturers to pass exams, what do you expect to get? I see lawyers today who cannot even speak good English. How they manage to finish law school I don’t know. Exam malpractices just like corruption will only change when the society changes,” Ohimor said.

While advocating for free and qualitative education for every Nigerian child, Ohimor said an educated society is better than any riches in the world.

He also called on government to see private schools as partners, stressing that it should flush out mushroom private schools from the society by imposing stiffer sanctions for offender