Ilorin Emirate BUK Alumni holds Ramadan lecture


Maiden Ramadan lecture of Ilorin Emirate Alumi of the Bayero University, Kano on Sunday holds Ramadan lecture

The lecture which was held at FOMWAN mosque, Fate Ilorin was themed: Falling standard of education in Nigeria, what went wrong.

The guest lecturer, rtd Justice Soliu Oluwatoyin Muhammed in his lecture said that the education in Nigeria nowadays is nothing compared to how it was during their time. He reiterated that schooling then was easy, compared to difficulties faced by students now, added that the study materials was accessible and free then.

He reiterated that this difficulties faced by students hinders them from concentrating on their studies and achieve high-standard of education.

“All our text books were given to us free. We would also be served with tapolin to lay on our beds first before we put free mattresses on it. The government would also give us free costly mosquito nets.

“Today’s students are facing a lot of hardship to prosecute their studies. Nothing is free! Every service to them is very costly.

He affirmed that quality education and learning is needed to move the nation forward

Speaking on what went wrong in today’s educational standard in Nigeria, he attributed it to, parental Failure, poor leadership, teachers are not being treated well as govt plays a lot of politics and are careless to the welfare and comfort of teachers, education administrators and the students

The Justice affirmed that the falling standard of education in the country will be corrected when the aforementioned problems are adequately addressed

“Our teachers are not motivated neither are our students Who are our sons and daughters. Government plays a lot of politics and I do not care attitude to the welfare and comfort of our teachers, our education administrators and our students. Tell me please, how can we correct the falling standard of education in Nigeria when this area is not addressed adequately? We should all remember that as I am talking to you, no single student in our Federal Universities is in school now because their teachers/lecturers who are all ASUU members are on strike”

Speaking further on measures to be taken to correct the anomalies in Nigerian education sector, he posited that both the Federal and State governments should do the needful by addressing all those problems

He therefore congratulated all BUK Alumni in Kwara State particularly those who deemed it necessary for them to come together as a big family, added that with collective efforts, anomalies in Nigerian education will become an history

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