The attack and adoption of 300 school girls in Chibok community seemed like a starter for attack on school children in Nigeria. Despite efforts, to improve the educational sector do we indeed have results to show for the improvement?
Governor El Rufai of Kaduna state made rounds in the news towards the end of 2017 because of his massive sack of incompetent school teachers. Indeed, few people commended that act as a good step in providing good education. Nonetheless, with no reports on improved school security system, what is the use of good education in an unsafe environment?
In January 2018, social media broke lose over a trending video of a Nassarawa state teacher seriously flogging students with a very thick wire because they didn’t resume school on the stipulated date. Although the teachers and the principal invoilved were all fired, but what arrangements are made to checkmate unhelathry and dangerous situations faced by students in schools?
Last year, there were reports of four schools girls who died in Queen’s college Sabo Yaba because of contaminated water. The water consumed was the only drinkable water made available to the girls as they were forced to patronize the teacher who sold the unpurified water. Having reports of such appalling situations wreaking the public educational sector, can we conclude that the government has too much in its hands that it cannot oversee the educational sector?
Still trending is the ongoing nonacademic staff strike in University of Lagos. The strike is sure serving a heavy blow on the school at the moment. With thoughts on possible solutions to help improve the sector, would you advise that the government invites intervention in some dying aspects of the educational sector?