Stakeholders agitate for education sector restructuring – The Sun Nigeria
By Lukman Olabiyi
The Alumni Association of Anwar-Ul Islam Model College, Agege, formerly Ahmadiya College, Agege, ACAOSA, has emphasized the urgent need for restructuring in the education sector.
Many alumni who spoke at the launch of an endowment fund for a symposium in honor of Alhaji Jimoh Gbadamosi, 95, a former principal of the school, noted that only restructuring can effectively resolve the country’s educational problems.
The event’s guest speaker, Prof. Murtala Bidmus, said the reason Nigeria is undeveloped is because the education sector is not structured for development.
Speaking on the theme Education and Nation Building, Prof. Bidmus said, “Those who brought education to Nigeria were missionaries and it was only for their own purpose and not for the development of the country. Nigeria.
“The 1969 Nigeria conference did not address education and the development of the country. The spirit of education today is not for development, but for going to school, getting a qualification, getting a job, a car, a good salary, and you are well, but not developed. Restructure our education and things will be better for all of us.”
Also speaking at the event, the General President of ACAOSA, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), said that there should be a restructuring of the education system, a restructuring of our judicial system and a restructuring of our system of governance is what this country needs.
He said, “Education without a goal is only self-realization and it will not lead to development. Go to China, in one piece, they will manufacture something from inside and they will export it to us. What have we done with our own education? Nothing.
“The problem with our education is that it needs to be restructured to make it useful for development.”
Pedro also called for a compromise between the federal government and the University Academic Staff Union, ASUU, to end the ongoing ASUU strike.
He said, “I call on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make concessions in the ongoing new discussion for the benefit of students and parents who cannot afford universities. foreign and private.
“If either party to the dispute makes a concession that leads to the return of faculty and students to our public universities, that party will not be seen as weak but as a haven of sacrifice in the interests of students. and will be the hero.”
Other former students who attended the event include Dr. Mayowa Fasona, Prof. Bilikis Okunneye, Prof. Wahab Elias, Prof. K. Adekoya, Ven Dr. Ola Ogunjobi, among others.