Federal Republic Of Failure?

August 18, 2011
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Last week, the media reported that for the fourth year running, Nigeria recorded mass failure in the last West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE); with only 31 percent of the students making five credits, including English and Mathematics. The breakdown showed that 1, 540, 250 candidates sat for the examinations nationwide. Only 472, 906 candidates obtained the requisite five credits, plus English and Mathematics. As usual, these worrisome results are not pushing an alarm bell in the National or States Assemblies or in the Executive arm of government. They are too busy getting rich on the resources of Nigeria, to be bothered about the fact that we are becoming a nation without a future. Surely, something is very wrong! As Professor Biodun Jeyifo noted in a recent lecture it cannot be that we have suddenly become a nation giving birth to cretins and imbeciles! A Federal Republic of failure looms large on the horizon, if nothing radical is done to revolutionize education in Nigeria.


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