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The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 1:17pm On Mar 11, 2018
Politics in Education has done more harm than good in Nigeria and Nigeria is and will continue pay dearly for it. Before now, Education in Nigeria was MORE merit based snd LESS politically manipulated.

[/b]Only the best and innovative brains ran the school systems from primary to tertiary education. In the 50s and 60s, the regionally owned universities (UNN, OAU, ABU) were well manned by competent individuals from those regions. The Federally owned universities (UI, UNILAG) had little political interference as competence was the first in the order of priorities.[b]

The igbos shone so brightly both at regional and federal levels. They practically took over from their colonial masters as they recorded numerous firsts due to competence and innovativeness. It boosted the igbos standard of living as a people and as a region.

‘ Paul Anber’s essay “Modernization and Political Disintegration: Nigeria and the Ibos” published in the journal of Modern African Studies vol. 5, No 2 (Sep, 1967) 163-179. To be more specific see pp 171-172, and let me quote the relevant portion of Dr. Anber’s essay:

[b][/b]A system of Universal primary education was introduced in Eastern Nigeria in 1953, though the mission schools had already prospered in the Region long before then. Despite the fact that there was a requirement for limited contributory fees, education continued to be very much in demand. Even at the time when universal primary education was first introduced, the percentage of the population over seven years of age who were literate was higher in the East than in any other Region: East, 10.6 per cent; West 9.5 percent; North, 0.9 percent. Since 1959, the East has had more teachers and pupils than any other area of the country, with the heaviest emphasis on primary education. Figures for elementary and secondary education indicate that the approximate ratio of teachers to population in 1963 was 1 to every 1,500 in the East, 1 to every 2,500 in th West, and 1 for every 10,000 in the north. Other statistical data reveal how rapidly the standard of living rose among Ibos. The East had the most extensive hospital facilities in the country by 1965, the largest regional production of electricity in the country by 1954, and the greatest number of vehicle registrations by 1963. The economic orientation of the Ibos was also reflected through membership of credit associations:in 1963 the East had 68,220 individual members, the west 5,776, and the north a mere 2,407.” ”…[/b]

His source was the Annual Abstract of Statistics ( Federal Office of Statistics, Lagos, 1965), Table 2.4, p. 14..

UI (Federal) had Kenneth Dike after colonialists left
UNILAG (Federal) had Eni Njoku after colonialists left.
UNN (Regional) also had Eni Njoku after the colonialists left.

Yabatech had an Igbo Rector after the colonialists left too.

.[b]
....FAST-FORWARD TO POST-WAR NIGERIA....[/b]


UNN, OAU and ABU became federal owned universities, while UI and UNILAG maintained their status quo. More federal and state universities were established. QUOTA SYSTEM WAS INTRODUCED. Merit became SECONDED in the order of priorities.

Where are igbos in all of these?

1. They have managed thrive despite the political disadvantage they find themselves in.

YORUBAS by political sentiments now owns UI and UNILAG, but somehow, igbos have shown courage in excelling academically and professionally in these schools except in VCships.

You see igbos also thriving in other western schools, as well as northern and southern schools both federal and state owned ones.

[b][/b]UNN, FUTO, UNIZIK, MOUAU, FED-EBONYI, and state owned universities are now schools in which Igbo professors can compete for VCship. Despite low funding from FG, they have been able to churn out graduates that can compete with best ANYWHERE in the world.[b]


Dora Akunyili, Oby Ezekwesili, Bennet Omalu, Okechukwu Enemalah, Herbert Wigwe, Charles Soludo, Arunma Oteh, Fabian Udekwu, Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Tricia Adaobi, to mention but a few are some of the best brands in the world today thst finished from "Igbo" Universities. It is reported by the NBS that as of 2010, most Nigerian professors hail from IMO state, overtaking Ekiti state.

We ain't lagging behind at the secondary school level.
Anambra topped the WASSCE chart for a while before Abia now took over at present. IMO tops the charts in JAMB entries for matriculation. Ebonyi has risen considerably in secondary and tertiary education.

Politics have dragged our academic system down, yet, the die-hard and innovative spirit of Igbo students and teachers alike have continue to placed Igbo education on not only African map, but also on the global map.

What are your thoughts?

Ndigbo Jishienu ike..... Igbo Amaka.


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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Nasa28(m): 1:21pm On Mar 11, 2018
nice one

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by hornyofife: 1:51pm On Mar 11, 2018
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In the North, for example, the Hausa-Fulani have always been the most Ethnocentric, suspicious of cultural penetration nd economic competition from the south, protective of deeply ingrained traditional institutions, united by discipline of their Muslim religion, and strongly resistance to change in their theocratic emirate system of political rule. Despite the history of their dominance in the federation, the North has largely segregated themselves from the rest of the nation, remainded the most insular region in the country and became resentful of the progress being made modernization of the southern region.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by hornyofife: 1:55pm On Mar 11, 2018
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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by BankeSmalls(f): 2:03pm On Mar 11, 2018
Igbo amaka

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Guestlander: 2:14pm On Mar 11, 2018
BankeSmalls:
Igbo amala and ewedu soup
Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by dignity33: 2:16pm On Mar 11, 2018
Nigeria are what its today because of government sideline igbos take it all leave it ask OBJ and GEJ.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Nobody: 2:57pm On Mar 11, 2018
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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Nobody: 2:58pm On Mar 11, 2018
Nigeria and Igbos....
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So Nigeria are one.... Igbos are on their own league...
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Igbo amaka....

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by kernel504(m): 3:07pm On Mar 11, 2018
I love Igboland.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by EasternActivist: 3:14pm On Mar 11, 2018
Nice thread.

Very educative

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 3:19pm On Mar 11, 2018

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by noah91(m): 6:38pm On Mar 11, 2018
The fact that the first indigenous VCs and rector of UI, Unilag and Yabatech respectively were Igbos shows how liberal the Yorubas have always been. There were pool of Yorubas to have chosen from but they remained detribalized. The same can't be said about the Igbos. Also, Herbert Macaulay passed the mantle of leadership to Nnamdi Azikiwe when there were pools of Yoruba to chose from. Why wasn't an Igboman the first VC of ABU Zaria.
The Yorubas have already learnt their lesson which proves what Ahmadu Bello said about the Igbos right. Igbos are selfish, greedy and always want to eat their cake and have it. More Yorubas are now privy to their plans against them and as such will not be tolerated any more. They can cry marginalization all I care. You can never please them

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 8:31pm On Mar 11, 2018
noah91:
The fact that the first indigenous VCs and rector of UI, Unilag and Yabatech respectively were Igbos shows how liberal the Yorubas have always been. There were pool of Yorubas to have chosen from but they remained detribalized. The same can't be said about the Igbos. Also, Herbert Macaulay passed the mantle of leadership to Nnamdi Azikiwe when there were pools of Yoruba to chose from. Why wasn't an Igboman the first VC of ABU Zaria.
The Yorubas have already learnt their lesson which proves what Ahmadu Bello said about the Igbos right. Igbos are selfish, greedy and always want to eat their cake and have it. More Yorubas are now privy to their plans against them and as such will not be tolerated any more. They can cry marginalization all I care. You can never please them

Were UI, UNILAG and YABATECH owned by the western regional government or the Federal Government?

Ans: they were NOT owned by western regional government. So Yorubas were not doing any favors to Igbos to run the school.

Was ABU a federal owned institution or northern region owned institution?

Ans: It was owned by the northern regional government NOT federal government


Was OAU (ife) not was ran by the western regional government just as ABU and UNN ran by their respective regional governments at that time?

Ans: It was ran by the western regional government.

Can you now see your illiteracy? See your clannishness? Your oluwole awo free education brain? See your life?

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by PVision2020(m): 8:54pm On Mar 11, 2018
Igbos and inferiority complex are like bread and butter. They must blow their vuvuzela(noise) even when the world doesn't give a fvck about their existence.

BTW wake me up when you have a Noble Laureate recipient in the whole of alaigbo.

Empty barrels.... Spits

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 9:04pm On Mar 11, 2018
PVision2020:
Igbos and inferiority complex are like bread and butter. They must blow their vuvuzela(noise) even when the world doesn't give a fvck about their existence.

BTW wake me up when you have a Noble Laureate recipient in the whole of alaigbo.

Empty barrels.... Spits

Actually the world does.

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwijx9HMh-XZAhWrJMAKHZvQCE0QFjAEegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw3v4MZQtH-8ivQ6I2qa2H5a

When you have the most translated african writer in the world, we can then hear you. Even a Nobel laurate has called one of our own the "father of contemporary African literature"

Go and quench

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by PVision2020(m): 9:18pm On Mar 11, 2018
ofai:


Actually the world does.

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwijx9HMh-XZAhWrJMAKHZvQCE0QFjAEegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw3v4MZQtH-8ivQ6I2qa2H5a

When you have the most translated african writer in the world, we can then hear you. Even a Nobel laurate has called one of our own the "father of contemporary African literature"

Go and quench



kikikikikiki...e pain am
Their's no basis of comparison between the Yorubas and little igbos. Shouting and hyping yourself from now till eternity won't change anything.

Even the igbo language (your identity) itself was lettered by a Yoruba man.
https://www.omniglot.com/writing/igbo.htm

Lil boy, Yorubas civilized, Educated and gave identity to you and your ancestors. So try and have some respect for your masters.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by noah91(m): 10:42pm On Mar 11, 2018
ofai:


Were UI, UNILAG and YABATECH owned by the western regional government or the Federal Government?

Ans: they were NOT owned by western regional government. So Yorubas were not doing any favors to Igbos to run the school.

Was ABU a federal owned institution or northern region owned institution?
So you think those Igbo VCs were chosen because there were no suitable Yorubas. U must be very high. Why is it hat almost all the federal schools in the country now have VCs indigenous to the region where the schools are situated? Even greedy Zik wanted to rule the western region because of the huge tolerance he got

Ans: It was owned by the northern regional government NOT federal government


Was OAU (ife) not was ran by the western regional government just as ABU and UNN ran by their respective regional governments at that time?

Ans: It was ran by the western regional government.

Can you now see your illiteracy? See your clannishness? Your oluwole awo free education brain? See your life?
Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by noah91(m): 10:44pm On Mar 11, 2018
ofai:


Were UI, UNILAG and YABATECH owned by the western regional government or the Federal Government?

Ans: they were NOT owned by western regional government. So Yorubas were not doing any favors to Igbos to run the school.

Was ABU a federal owned institution or northern region owned institution?
So you think those Igbo VCs were chosen because there were no suitable Yorubas. U must be very high. Why is it hat almost all the federal schools in the country now have VCs indigenous to the region where the schools are situated? Even greedy Zik wanted to rule the western region because of the huge tolerance he got

Ans: It was owned by the northern regional government NOT federal government


Was OAU (ife) not was ran by the western regional government just as ABU and UNN ran by their respective regional governments at that time?

Ans: It was ran by the western regional government.

Can you now see your illiteracy? See your clannishness? Your oluwole awo free education brain? See your life?
So you think those Igbo VCs were chosen because there were no suitable Yorubas. U must be very high. Why is it that almost all the federal schools in the country now have VCs indigenous to the region where the schools are situated? Even greedy Zik wanted to rule the western region because of the huge tolerance he got

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 10:48pm On Mar 11, 2018
PVision2020:

kikikikikiki...e pain am
Their's no basis of comparison between the Yorubas and little igbos. Shouting and hyping yourself from now till eternity won't change anything.

Even the igbo language (your identity) itself was lettered by a Yoruba man.
https://www.omniglot.com/writing/igbo.htm

Lil boy, Yorubas civilized, Educated and gave identity to you and your ancestors. So try and have some respect for your masters.

The weed is really working on you.

Before your ancestors could write, we were already writing with NSIBIDI.

before your forebears could tread openly and freely amongst whites, we had already helped them abolish slavery, OLAUDAH EQUIANO helped break your chains.
wink cheesy

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 10:52pm On Mar 11, 2018
noah91:

So you think those Igbo VCs were chosen because there were no suitable Yorubas. U must be very high. Why is it that almost all the federal schools in the country now have VCs indigenous to the region where the schools are situated? Even greedy Zik wanted to rule the western region because of the huge tolerance he got

Tolerance my foot. Bsckstabbers and lazy cowards.

And yes, there was no suitable Yoruba that could stand shoulder to shoulder with the Igbo.

Quota system brought the issue of federal schools all over the place NOT competence Mr dummy.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Customer80: 10:55pm On Mar 11, 2018
The pioneer vice chancellor of unijos was an Igbo man

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by noah91(m): 11:05pm On Mar 11, 2018
ofai:


Tolerance my foot. Bsckstabbers and lazy cowards.

And yes, there was no suitable Yoruba that could stand shoulder to shoulder with the Igbo.

Quota system brought the issue of federal schools all over the place NOT competence Mr dummy.
No suitable Yoruba indeed. When did ur ancestors start going to school? Tolerance is no longer in our dictionary. A pogrom awaits you soon. Ungrateful pigs

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 11:18pm On Mar 11, 2018
noah91:

No suitable Yoruba indeed. When did ur ancestors start going to school? Tolerance is no longer in our dictionary. A pogrom awaits you soon. Ungrateful pigs

Lazy agberos trying to reap where they did not sow. Was UI UNILAG and YABATECH built by the western region? Idiat cheesy

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 11:22pm On Mar 11, 2018
Customer80:
The pioneer vice chancellor of unijos was an Igbo man

Yea.... Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi.... Nice reminder bro

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by noah91(m): 11:26pm On Mar 11, 2018
ofai:


Lazy agberos trying to reap where they did not sow. Was UI UNILAG and YABATECH built by the western region? Idiat cheesy

I have nothing to say to u. Sha don't play the victim card when the worst come to u, osu

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by ofai: 11:28pm On Mar 11, 2018
noah91:

I have nothing to say to u. Sha don't play the victim card when the worst come to u, osu

You are right, you have nothing to say.... So shut up.

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by PVision2020(m): 4:56pm On Mar 12, 2018
ofai:


The weed is really working on you.

Before your ancestors could write, we were already writing with NSIBIDI.

before your forebears could tread openly and freely amongst whites, we had already helped them abolish slavery, OLAUDAH EQUIANO helped break your chains.
wink cheesy
No be only insibidi nah isacaba. it's on record that the present igbo language was lettered by Ajayi Crowther. Not some primitive cannibals lettering system called insibidi. Yoruba no be Igbo papa mate in every ramifications of life.
It's not arguable. Against facts there are no arguments. Now go play with your mates boy

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Re: The Igbo And Present Politics Of Education In Nigeria. by Nobody: 6:00pm On Mar 12, 2018
PVision2020:

No be only insibidi nah isacaba. it's on record that the present igbo language was lettered by Ajayi Crowther. Not some primitive cannibals lettering system called insibidi. Yoruba no be Igbo papa mate in every ramifications of life.
It's not arguable. Against facts there are no arguments. Now go play with your mates boy

Why are you dignifying them with reply bro.

They know they ain’t no match for the Yorubas that’s why they always come up with different analogy everyday to try prove some sort of superiority.

Even the average ibo guy knows they ain’t no match with the Yorubas in terms of overall literacy rate.

So they need to keep proving to us everyday that they are better than us.

Just leave them and stop replying them. If it makes them happy to keep saying they are more educated, then we don’t have a choice than to keep looking at them.

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