Osogbo – Former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife Professor Michael Faborode and founder Center for Values in Leadership, Professor Pat Utomi have lamented the rot in the nation’s education sector.
Speaking at the 1st Annual Colloquium on Education organised by Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi’s foundation lecture series with the Theme: “Education As An Input Variable For National Development held in Osogbo noted that the rot in the education sector has brought major problem for educational development.
They maintained that for the country to develop tremendously vocational and technical education needed to handle the seriousness it deserves across the three tiers levels of government.
Faborode who was the guest speaker posited that academics corruption in the university system has brought major problems for educational development.
He said the federal, state, and local governments in the country should focus on quality primary school education which he regarded as the foundation for educational development.
He remarked that Nigeria is not making any progress because of the disfunctioning educational system.
Professor Pat Utomi equally posited that if the nation did not get educational strategies right the country is not going anywhere.
He, therefore, urged the Federal Government and stakeholders in the education sector to review technical and vocational education for the development of the country in all ramifications
Pat Utomi equally posited that if the nation did not get educational strategies right the country is not going anywhere.
Also speaking further the former Vice chancellor Professor Faborode remarked that the academic corruption has painted the country in very bad pictures, adding that the National University Commission should strive towards the reformation of the system for better educational development.
Faborode equally asked universities authorities to always provide leadership in reposioning
He further explained that the National University Commission should set to reform the country’s educational system as to bring back the lost glory.
The former OUA Professor also hinted that over 13.5million Nigerians children are out of school which he said had contributed to the falling standard of education in the country.
He also remarked that the government had failed to address the problem of children out of school which he said would lead to national shame If not attended to urgently.
He also advised on technical and vocational education for the development of the country’s economy as well as education by following a logical system to fight the scourge.
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