Nigeria’s countrywide 2016 WASSCE certificate (school certificate/WASC/WAEC/high school/GCE “O” Level/GCSE “O” Level equivalent) results have just been released (Vanguard, Lagos, Friday 16 December 2016). They show that 106,222 students or 61.5% of the total 172,719 candidates who sat for this examination failed their Mathematics and English Language – two mandatory subjects required for post-secondary/pre-college/pre-university education in Nigeria.
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 of Biafra, has the mindset and resource to build a world-class education for its own 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; Muhammadu Buhari, the current head of regime, does not have this qualification but insisted he would run, regardless, in March 2015 for the post, and was robustly endorsed and his quest enforced by the then British Prime Minister Cameron and US President Obama, expectedly, two well educated persons in their respective publics, and Buhari of Nigeria was “duly elected”...
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