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. 

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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.