WHY CORRUPT UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN

Corruption seems to be something that Nigeria thrives on so it is not a surprise that this corruption has reached the educational sector of the country.To begin with people pay their way into universities, while those who actually passed are not admitted,I sometimes wonder whether we have a government or not.

It dissapionts me to find out that even students scores in universities are upgraded,in a country where lecturers are corrupt it is no surprise if the student turns out the same.

The Nigerian government has refused to attend to this problem that is a ticking time bomb ready to explode,they seem to be missing the point of education,we can not train another generation of ignorant, greedy and corrupt leaders as we have seen the damages the present ones are causing.

I think every university should be investigated for corruption and immediately shut down if we want to build a strong and corrupt free country.

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Online campaign against child abuse in Nigeria

Child abuse in Nigeria is almost becoming a norm for its citizens as there is no strong penalty for this crime.some children face abuse everyday in different forms,child abuse could be physical or emotional each having its own effects on the affected child.

It is not a strange scene in Nigeria to see young children under the hot sun selling different wares on the road during school hours while their mates are in school this doesn’t just have effects on their academics but it destroys them emotionally.

Some parents and caretakers have taken discipline to the next level,they have made the mistake of abusing children,some have taken it so far to the extent of tieing their children up for petty offences.

It is clear this is a problem so it is left to us to find solutions.some of this solutions include identifying child abuse and reporting to the authorities,we can also stop child abuse by enlightening parents on the effects abuse has on their children.

Together let us stop child abuse.

war and education

Many countries in the world have gone into war,some were able to overcome it others could not. Loss of life as well as property is one of the drastic consequences of war . war affects everbody especially the children. War  destabilizes any economy as all its activities come to a halt.

Education happens to be a major part of any economy, children are forced out of schools or some killed during the war,some flee their countries with their parents and become refugees,some die in the process of fleeing. Children are the leaders of today,tommorow,and the future and being a leader requires great amount of knowledge which cannot be gotten without education.

It is very obvious that these two things war and education do not go together.children leave their homes in search of a brighter future,some are tricked into slavery,some are promised good jobs and a stable education, some fall victim to child trafficking. One thing that is clear is that these children want to get educated,they value education.

War deprives people of their rights as human beings,so let us fight for a better world where there is peace and education for all.

Backward?

Every nations progress is monitored by its growth and pace of development,it then becomes a problem when there is little or no signal of growth and development. This is the problem faced today in Nigeria.

At this very moment in Nigeria we are forced to question the so called government as there is no evidence that their functions are being adequately carried out. Just when we thought the nation was getting ready to accomodate positive change the opposite seems to be case,adjusting to this has been and is very frustrating as the problem of bad governance still lingers in Nigeria. Citizens are forced to look at a country that once thrived and identified with growth as one of its characteristics now move back to an unstable spot where development can’t even be spotted.

Are things getting worse? Yes. Is this country full of potential moving back ward?yes. The only thing we can do is to point out these problems hoping they can be rapidly attended to and also do our part in our nation as it takes just a person to make a difference.

NIGERIA’S CRIPPLING EDUCATION SYSTEM 

Education in all parts of the world has been deeply acknowledged because of the huge role it has played and is to play in the economy of any country. Though many individuals have been denied access to this basic right as a result of wars and insurgencies in their country, it did not stop some countries from educating it’s citizens. 

   Nigeria is often regarded as the giant of Africa because of its large population and other distinctive characteristics which the country possess. It has always been a struggle to educate the large population and the problem does not seem to be getting solved as there has not been any permanent solutions. These educational problems can be attributed to the bad governance and insurgency problems especially in the northern states of the country which has prevented many children from going to school and attending vital classes. 

   The educational system in Nigeria has made it difficult for students to further their education especially to the tertiary level which is the most important level to guarantee a secured job in a country like Nigeria. 

   Most of the time individuals put in charge of the educational sector are mostly blamed for not creating policies that favor citizens and ease admission process. Problems like these is what increases the rate of violence and crime in the society as youths are left idle and are forced to engage in negative activities. 

   Schools in Nigeria often go on strike which causes classes and other educational activities to cease although this strike is not present in some schools such as private schools. Access to these private schools is limited as the fees are expensive and some people can therefore not afford it. 

   It is very clear that is these problems are not properly and quickly addressed they could completely ruin the already crippled education system in Nigeria. 

THE TIME IS NOW

growing up was really nice for me, school was a huge part of my life as my father is in the academic world,somewhere along the line i noticed not everyone was like me,not everyone went to school, not everyone had parents,not everyone had good clothes and i am fortunate to have those things. 

    What actually moved me was the fact that they did not chose to be that way and the fact they could not do anything to change their situation. As a young person i didn’t know what to do even though i did i didn’t have enough resources to do so. 

As i advanced in age and moved on to secondary school i saw a wider world,i saw people suffering,i had friends who couldn’t afford fees, friends who were physically and emotionally abused by their guardians it pained me in my little attempt to help so i told my mum about it she helped by contributing money to pay for my friend’s fees,i even sometimes sneaked food items out of the house to give my friends who could not afford it. Not that i was supergirl or anything or i wanted gratitude ,the smile i put on their faces was enough for me. Like mother theresa once said “a life not lived for others is not a life” that is why i am devoting myself to speak agianst violence, against inequality in the society and other problems,not only speaking but acting in my word through visiting schools and educating them on the importance of education and how their ideas and actions can move and change the world also organising summits and programmes as well as lectures to talk about these problems and ways they can be solved. I want to inspire, i want to put smiles on peoples faces, i want to move the world with my word and actions.