Change is an inevitable thing but sadly, it is one of the things people find most difficult to adhere to. Our Educational systems rely on stiffed pillars of ancient equable norms. For tens of years the same principles (that seem to be failing or not relevant anymore) have governed how we learn from the cradle to the boardrooms with little catechism.
The recent influx of private entities into the system seemed like a breath of fresh air but sadly, they tend to be doing more harm than good, business-wise and value-wise. Either ways millions of kids get to bare burden – alone.
It is so surprising that kids learn Arithmetic from tender ages (nursery classes) to college (about 15 years in all) and still fail the course in the national exams while the same kid will learn a skill, say tailoring, and in 3 months will begin sowing.
All around us, we have mighty edifices thought to serve as schools- learning hubs –for students but the impact is not really felt. What relationships actually exist between learning and education?
Should we embrace newer ways or “schooling” or learning?
Statistics show that over 60% of University graduates in Nigeria do not practice what they studied in school. Is the Education system actually failing?
Secondary school students offer about 12-22 subjects, write 7-9 subjects and the exams and need just 5 to proceed the University.
Questions need to be asked, Ideas need to be challenged.
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