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A Step Towards Improving Tertiary Education In Nigeria. by Gggg102(m): 8:28pm On Aug 14, 2018
All of us are aware of the state of tertiary institution in Nigeria. We know of the decline in the standard of education provided by our tertiary institutions. we are aware of the various problems ravaging the educational sector; inadequate finding, overcrowding unavailable resources, outdated curriculum and do on. We complain about this constantly yet nothing changes. I write this short piece to share an idea that would improve the quality of education even if only by a little bit.

We can make a step of progress if the hype about tertiary education is reduced. As it is now, every Tom, Dick, and Harry out there is trying, by all means, to get admission into a tertiary institution. Most of these folks don't have any interest in the Academic environment but only enter the university because that's what everyone is doing. These are the people who would gain admission but will never attend lectures. Being in university is just another routine they have to follow for a part of their lives. These people have their passion in other activities like music, football, trade,... They spend their school life focused on these other activities. I believe these people shouldn't be in the university if tertiary education isn't their interest. They should invest in exploits they are passionate about.

Compulsory education till secondary school level is good enough. After SSCE, secondary school graduates should follow their passion. Those who are interested in sports should join a sports academy or join a sports group e. g: join a football club if you are interested in football, those who want to become musicians can join a studio, some could join the army, others the police and fire service, they could be service providers, and those with the entrepreneurship spirit could start a trade...

There is no point in joining the Academic community if you are not interested. if you enrol in an Academic institution just to get a degree, you are part of the fault with the tertiary institution. The resources are scarce, why do you share it with those that really need it when you don't need it. Imagine an aspiring footballer sharing limited resources with an aspiring doctor/lawyer... the class space, time, lecturer's attention, teaching resources and other things would be shared between the footballer and the true scholar even when the footballer isn't interested/doesn't need it. This is wasteful in my opinion.

We should reduce the amount of people in the tertiary institution by taking in only those who are interested in academics, those who need it I. their choice of future. This act can help improve the tertiary institution as the amount of youths applying for admission can be reduced.
Re: A Step Towards Improving Tertiary Education In Nigeria. by miracood(m): 8:29pm On Aug 14, 2018
Re: A Step Towards Improving Tertiary Education In Nigeria. by Gggg102(m): 10:41am On Aug 22, 2018

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