There are solid indications that the education sector in Nigeria is being ‘threatened’ by societal values that space more emphasis on money and materialism to the detriment of education within the nation.
This has over time ‘threatened’ the usual of education and prompted a agonize where the financial system of the nation is under serge, as there looks to be scarcity of price- added lecturers, as towards other folks which could well be worshiping money and materialism.
The total nation is feeling the brunt, since there are shortages of certified lecturers on the first, secondary and university levels, main to shortage of experienced and examined administrators to man strategic positions on the native, inform and federal levels in Nigeria.
Pastor George O. Odunoye, Executive Director, St George Groups of Faculties, positioned at Ashimolowo bus-hand over, alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta minute-derive entry to dual carriageway axis of Ifo in Ogun inform, dropped these hints at some level of an interview with our correspondent the previous day at his space of job.
This author notes that the faculty has two palms- St George Foundation College and St George Entire College.
Speaking on whether or no longer, the usual of education in Nigeria is shedding, Pastor Odunoye, stated the usual remains to be the identical, but that some severely elements include over time contributed to the treat within the education sector.
His phrases: “Up to now, lecturers and dilapidated rulers were adored and revered, since they were even handed as educated and thanks to this fact wisely told”.
But, on the present time, the upward thrust of moneybags and the following adore of cash, which has grow to be societal values which could well be no longer appropriate, has devoted education, merit, handwork to the background, he stated.
Odunoye, a feeble journalist with The Guardian newspaper, lecturer and an advertising and marketing consultant, extra explained that most lecturers in public faculties are expert and approved, but are no longer doing their jobs, due to sad retain an eye on system and historical supervision.
“Ifo native authorities space in Ogun inform, where my college is constructed, has over 1000 private faculties. A couple of of the faculties are registered and well-liked by the federal authorities, the assorted examination our bodies as wisely because the inform authorities, while others are no longer” .
“Certain, some private faculties, in an try to praise of the efforts of authorities at varied levels in motivate and even surpassing the usual of education within the nation, elevate out rent non-education graduates, who could well very wisely be molded and orientated to fit into the education sector “, he stated.
His phrases: “Let me portray you the fact that most school students elevate out no longer purchase to purchase education lessons for his or her first decisions and this has over time resulted in shortfall within the assortment of expert and approved lecturers within the nation.”
Due to this fact, there is no one to educate aspirant accountants, medical doctors, engineers, industry persons, administrators, etc, and the financial system of the nation is suffering.
In accordance to him, most A-list private faculties all the way thru the nation, include the facilities, while the final public faculties include expert, certified lecturers and both the non-public faculties ate regulated by the ministry of education at varied levels.
In my college, self-discipline and the phobia of God, no longer the adore of cash are the watchwords, and we feature out no longer compromise on these.