Education: Obasanjo, Sultan, Others Raise Alarm Over Failing Standard

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar and many scholars   have expressed concern over the falling standard of education in the country. They made this known in Abuja at the unveiling of a book ‘Evolution of Day Secondary School in Nigeria’ written by Yakubu Gambo.

Obasanjo, who described Secondary School Education as a bridge between primary and tertiary education, noted that the quality of secondary education was so critical that it decides whether or not a child advances to the peak of his/her educational pursuit or not.

The Former President, who represented by the Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN Olufemi Peters said it is a make or mar stage that determines whether the beginner shall progress and attain the acceptable level of advancement and refinement to the league of the learned, which higher education confers. He added that the   publication promises to set the tone for policy review and an overhaul of the curriculum of the country’s educational system which have suffered an erosion of quality, especially at the secondary level.

Also the Sultan of Sokoto, who represented by the Emir of Wase Mohammed Sambo Haruna, decried the neglect of education by parents, saying there was need to give the children the due attention they deserve.

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