It is no longer news that the rate of failure in the Western side African-american Examinations Local authority or council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Local authority or council (NECO) exams; the two foremost examinations students have to undertake for successful end of supplementary school, and to qualify for ssce waec timetable 2021 everyone into higher institutions of learning, have increased tremendously over the years. The percentage of failure as Nigeria turned fifty this year is so alarming as over 70% of students who undertook the aforementioned examinations failed Mathematics and English Language; the two major subjects a student must pass in order to get said into most courses in higher institutions. A question must be asked; should our Education sector improve or decline as a nation?
These recent events have confirmed the insensitiveness of those put in control of our Education sector in the past few years to the decaying nature of the sector. All the decision makers in the sector bring up their own policies as soon as they assume power, and this has led to the instability in our Education as new syllabus and styles are applied each time there is a new decision maker in the sector. Funny enough, the current Minister for Education in the awaken of the recent failure of students in Supplementary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), suggested that the number of open offered in these examinations could be reduced from nine (9) to five (5) as she believed the enormous nature of most of these subjects might have been responsible for the students’ failure. Sadly, organic beef wake up tomorrow to see that her opinion has become a law. I strongly disagree with her opinion and I believed many well-meaning Nigerians would do same. At fifty, I believe Nigeria would have gotten it right, at least in this important sector, but obviously, we haven’t.
We all believe that youths are the leaders of tomorrow. Unfortunately, we are hardly doing anything to ensure that the future is bright. Education is more than just teaching, reading, and passing examinations. Perhaps, that is where we first got it all wrong. If Nigeria is going to achieve anything great, more attention needs to be fond of the Education ing sector. Organic beef not need instructors to build this sector as we all know how tainted the world has gotten, and anybody could have be a mentor by any means- I stand to be fixed, though. We start to use people who are passionate about the future of Nigeria, people who would be ready to forsake their comfort for the state’s welfare, people who are visionary. We start to use leaders, not administrators. Leaders work by vision, Administrators work by view.
Our Education ing system is obviously heading for misfortune and our state’s future at risk if people who understand Education as the teaching and training of the mind and character, and not just passing assessments are not allowed to run it. Saving our Education is the only way to save Nigeria’s future. The future leaders need to know what command is all about, their character needs building. This can be done through Education. We must save our Education from the savaging decision makers.
I don’t know if I’m the only person who has pointed out that not only your choice makers are killing our Education, the corporate bodies aren’t helping either. In the past, schools used to be interesting for the brilliant students that the other students attempt to be better than them in other things so as to strike a balance. This became how great men in several fields were born in the past. There used to be several competitions and competitive events that saw a healthy rivalry develop amongst students, and that presented the best in many.
There is a disease in Nigeria now that would see corporate bodies and individuals do only things others are already doing. Maybe it was existent then and probably that was why there were many companies sponsoring many competitive events in schools. The focus moved to entertainment some years back and it absolutely was hard on our Education sector since as several talent-hunt shows and competitions emerge daily with big corporate bodies as sponsors. Almost all companies doing well and sponsoring things in their giving-back-to-the-society plan has forsaken the Education ing sector. Young people win millions of Naira in several talent-hunt shows in the united states and their counterparts struggling to maintain with the challenge of focusing on Education despite disruptions from the sides are impressed. Nobody seems to be waiting for what the future provides if they keep doing well in their Education when there is an opportunity of winning millions if you can showcase your talent. The era of educative competitions and shows seem to be fading away. We now hear headers like “21 year old wins N2. 5 million in talent-hunt show”. MTN’s “Who wants to be a Millionaire? inch seem to be the most popular and most rewarding educative show left, but how many young people in the 16-25 age groups has won something substantial on the show?
Youths seem to be losing it. There are books of general knowledge, motivational books, and the likes. How many have you bought within the last four years as a youth? There are organizations with educative programs like talk shows, competitions, etc. Have they ever gotten an opportunity at getting good sponsors? Some youths showed me the prospectus of their organization and I was impressed to know it is possible to youths who have a lot upstairs. Sadly, I’ve not gotten to hook them up with a sponsor ever since.
I am not saying the talent-hunt is bad, neither am I saying it ought to be stopped. I’m just a crusader for change who believes we could use more sponsors in the Education ing sector to support organized essay competitive events, subject quizzes, poems competitions, etc. Let’s give schooling the youths our best shot and watch what becomes in our great nation.