Successive govts joking with education, say scholars

Grace Edema

SUCCESSIVE governments, since Nigeria gained its independence in 1960, have been said to have been unserious with the education sector of the country. Some lecturers, including chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Branch, Dr Dele Ashiru; and a lecturer with Department of Microbiology, Adeleke University, Osun State, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, who spoke with The PUNCH maintained that the level of education had been poor.

Ashiru specifically said successive governments only paid lip service to the development of the education sector in Nigeria, even as he called on the government at all levels to prioritise education.

Describing education as the pivot upon which the development of Nigeria could revolve, he said, “There is no improvement; why can we be talking about improvement when everything is in disarray? It is unfortunate that the level of education is poor. Successive governments, have only paid lip service to the

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