Many Nigerian alumni cannot read or write – Minister of Education
Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu condemned the continuing decline in education standards in the country. Adamu, who spoke in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, during the formal commissioning of completed college projects, lamented the situation where graduates were unable to read or write in an acceptable manner.
He said the situation was worrying, adding that students and teachers should sit down and do their homework directly for the situation to change.
“Some university graduates across the country are unable to read and write questions,” said the minister, represented by the director of higher education at the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakia Gambo Ilyasu.
The minister specified that students and even graduates cannot write a whole proposal without additional corrections.
The minister called on all stakeholders in the education sector to get on their feet in order to overcome the decline in the value of education as soon as possible.
Six completed projects, including a Computer ICT Center, a Sports Center, an Early Childhood Education Center, and a university education facility, were commissioned during a ceremony at the FCE main campus in Yola.
All six complexes were built by the Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFund), which was acknowledged by the rector of the college, prof. Abdul-Mumin Saad, who said earlier in his welcoming address: “Today, the Federal College of Education, courtesy of TETFund, is proud to have achieved a breakthrough in structure.”
Source: – The Nation