Monday, 21 December 2015

Nigeria – failed state on all scores…

Nigeria’s countrywide 2015 WASSCE certificate results (school certificate/WASC/WAEC/high school/GCE “O” Level/GCSE “O” Level equivalent) recently released (“70.67% fail English, Maths in Nov/Dec WASSCE”, Vanguard, Lagos, Friday 18 December 2015) show that 71 per cent of the total 67, 671 students who sat for this examination failed their Mathematics and English Language, two mandatory subjects required for post-secondary/pre-college/pre-university education.

In many countries of the world, the secretary of education would resign in the wake of such appalling results; in some countries, governments could fall if such results ever occurred. But not in Nigeria would either of these consequences happen! 

Does one really expect a Nigeria, which appears to spend most of its time planning the next murdering escapade in its expansive genocide field of operation against Igbo people, has the mindset and resource to build a world-class education for its children?

Perhaps the following primer underscores the extent of this Nigerian tragedy: a crucial component of the country’s electoral law states, categorically, that the minimum educational qualification for an aspiring/occupier of the position of head of regime or the state’s highest “elected” office is the school certificate equivalent; the current head of regime does not have this qualification but insisted he would run, regardless, in March 2015 for the post and was “duly elected”.
(Sam Rivers Sextet, “Effusive melange” [personnel: Rivers, tenor saxophone; Donald Bryd, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; James Spaulding, alto saxophone; Cecil McBee, bass; Steve Ellington, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 17 March 1967])

No comments:

Post a Comment