Vanguard (Lagos)

23 January 2013

Nigeria: Educationist Blames Govt for Fallen Education System

The Proprietress of Sound Hope Schools, Ipaja, Alhaja Fatmo Monayojo, has blamed the country's fallen education system on bad leadership and loss of societal values.

Monayojo, who stated this while receiving education reporters on a courtesy visit to her school, said the decay in the system has led to the churning out of half-baked graduates who can not even teach in primary and secondary schools.

"The fall in the standard of education is as a result of bad leadership, which started during the military era, though the Idiagbon/Buhari regime tried to make some corrections before the coup.

"Aside bad leadership, we have lost our value as a nation. In those days, the family played a very important role in maintaining honesty and integrity but that is no longer the case."

On the way forward, Monayojo urged government to provide the needed facilities in schools to add value to the performance of the children and also train teachers.

"This is why schools like ours came to being because I believe that education should not end with academic excellence, prompting us to infuse morals into academic pursuits in order to make our students good ambassadors of Nigeria.

"Sound Hope Schools prides itself in its ability to train children who will be able to stand and surmount pressure from any quarter. Our solid foundation starts from the Montessori school where the pupils learn what to do with their hands. To make learning easier, we have adequate facilities, conducive environment and large hostel to accommodate the pupils.

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