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Declie Of Nigeria Educational System by chibyke1990(m): 7:04am On Oct 25, 2016
Education is generally defined as an aggregate of all the processes by which a child or young adult develops his/her abilities, attitudes and other forms of behaviour which are of value to the society in which he/she lives. It is the conscious training of the young to a life useful to him/her and to the society to which he belongs.
Generally, when people talk about the ‘standard of education’ in Nigeria, they seem to compare what the products of education could do in yesteryears to what it can do today. For example, it is the belief of people that most things the primary school leavers of yesteryears could do, cannot be effectively done by secondary students of today. For example, products of primary schools of yesteryears could easily write letters, whereas secondary school students of today cannot.
In this article, am going to list and elaborate some vices militating against the growth of education in our country Nigeria .
Firstly, Unemployment: This is one of the factors responsible for the falling in standard of education in our country Nigeria. Some people might be surprise of hearing unemployment as one of the factors responsible for the downfall of our educational system. In our country now, the only available job is teaching, when a graduate go scouting for job without getting one, the nest option is to jump into teaching not with his/her mind thereby causing more harm to the system
Government Being the Source of the Problem: Government can be held to be responsible for the falling standard of education. Government change policies concerning education frequently, leaving both teachers and students confused. They also do not equip classrooms, laboratories and workshops appropriately and adequately to enable effective learning,
Examination Malpractice: Examination malpractice has pervaded all the levels of education in Nigeria. Students are the centre of examination malpractice; they have masterminded various techniques of examination malpractice. Parents are also helping their children to cheat in examinations. Teachers are also at the centre of examination malpractice helping their students to cheat during examinations. At the secondary schools (mostly private schools), some schools have become miracle schools where schools make students pay to be helped in examinations.
Un interestedness of Parents in their Children’s Education: Parents are not left out in the blame on the falling standard of education in Nigeria. Most of them do not care about their children’s education. They put all their attention into money-making, leaving the children’s guidance and motivation to housemaids and drivers. As a result of this, the children’s projects, home work are left undone. Children are left to watch television all day to the detriment of their homework, projects undone.
Technology: This is another vice which has been a burden to our educational system. This particular problem has diverted the attention of Nigerian students and has made them lazy in their academic pursuit. Nigerian students are more interested in latest phones which enables them to surf the net for unnecessary news like entertainment, football etc it has also enable them to subscribe to different social networks such as Whatsapp, twitter, BBM etc which is taking almost 99% of their time.
Lack of Proper Training of Staffs: Nigerian schools have no time for training their staffs. They see it as waste of time and resources. Training of staffs is very necessary simply because it gives the staffs an avenue to develop and equipped their selves with good skills which enable them to impact knowledge on the student without stress.
Finally, the fall in the standard of education in Nigeria should be accredited to every Nigerian, so there is need for the government, parents, school owners and students to work together in reviving our educational sector. Reviving our sleeping educations requires collaborative efforts which we must all queue into, for the betterment of ourselves and country at large.
Long Live Nigeria.


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