NIGERIA AND HER USELESS EDUCATIONAL
If 2y(5x-7y) -6y X +6 = 45 find x.
Yesterday i was in the sitting room watching a
China24 on CCTV NEWS, an electric lamp manufacturer was
interviewed together with his workers in his
The workers are
kids between the ages or 12-18 the most beautiful
part of it was that
the kids can on their own manufacture same.
Now let's come down to Nigeria.
Nigerian students are busy searching for "x" while
students in the
developed countries are manufacturing things for
the development of their country.
In Nigeria, our engineering students spend nearly
all their time solving
difficult equations and searching for "x".
In Nigeria, students will be asked to search for "x" I
do smile and ask myself how can we use Algebra and simultaneous
equation to boost
How can we use the located "x" to solve the
challenges facing us In Nigeria, teacher will draw a circle having dots in it on the chalk
board and tell the kids "this is an Orange" imagine.
In Nigeria, a teacher will be in the class room using
acid to change
litmus paper to red on the chalk board.
In fact, in
Nigeria the best place to mix acid with base is on chalk board.
In Nigeria, a teacher will be in the class teaching
rock and it types
and expect the students to be able to identify them
in real sense how
possible? We cannot continue to teach science on chalkboard
with empty lab. and produce qualified scientists,
engineers, doctors etc. Science is like a craftwork.
However, the above are some of the reasons why
at 50+ as an oil
producing country we are still importing tooth-pick and matches.
Our brains have
been channeled to the
fact that failure to go to school will end one up as a
of the educated ones which I seriously disagree
We can't all be in the class room at the same time and expect
us to catch up with the developed countries, it
never done; we will
keep depending on them with such barbaric idea.
Let those that are willing to go into sport be on the
field or track not in class room, Christiano
Ronaldo of Real Madrid FC was expelled from
school at the age of 14
and today he is a world
Let take those that are good in construction to factories or workshops
not class room. Let's take away pen from our
and send them out of class.
Let's take away pen from those that are willing to
take hoe, cutlass, hammer, saw, screw driver etc.
Our too much dependent on pen is sending us
To me, spending 5, 6 or more years in tertiary
institution is nothing
but a total waste of time, 3 years is enough for engineering courses.
12 calender month is enough for food related
courses and 3 or 4
years is enough to be a lawyer. Imagine our youth
spending 8years of their lives in university and still
our Government don't trust on their expertise rather they travel out of the country..
At this juncture, I will like to call on the government
at all level to
look into this and find a lasting solution to it.
Lastly our government should stop sending the
talented ones away by sending them aboard for
training and failed to establish/provide where they
will be discharging
what they've learnt or the skills they've acquired
upon their arrival.
If we can do this, I believe that few years to come Nigeria will be the
greatest country of the world while others will be
on the queue at our
But before then, I remain my humble self (flexible) .
my fatherland. - omo Oranmiyan
my opinion : Total overhauling of educational
sector in this country with emphasis on science and
technology is a necessity to make any meaningful