Nigeria’s minister of education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has decried the continuous fall in standard of education noting that a situation where graduates can neither read or write is a serious cause for concern for all and sundry.
The Minister of Education, stated this in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Thursday during the official commissioning of completed projects in Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola.
The minister who was represented by the Director, Tertiary Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu expressed frustration over the situation noting that “some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read nor write applications.”
The minister urged all stallholders in the educational sector to sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is bridged within the shortest possible time.
He called on students to be serious and committed to their studies so as to master whatever they learnt in the institutions.
According to him, the major challenge facing students and their quest to getting a good education has to do with their involvement in anti social activities in campuses which the minister said has led so many students into full time criminality.
Speaking earlier, the Provost Federal College of Education (FCE), professor Abdul-Mumin Sa’ad called on the Federal Government to sustain the tempo in championing youths policies, quality education and sporting infrastructure to engage youths as a way of tackling violence and crime.
Sa’ad maintained that, “eight years ago, the management of the college embarked on a mission of transforming the institution into a befitting centre of academic excellence and one of the best globally.”
He noted that, “we have collectively remained steadfast in making tremendous strides in our efforts to actualising the dream by commissioning the six selected landmark projects in pursuit of the goal of Infrastructural development, expansion of the Academic Horizon, Human Capital Development and a peaceful and conducive learning environment.”
According to the Provost, “today the Federal College of Education, courtesy of TETfund is proud to have achieved major breakthrough in infrastructures, a robust electronic library with a capacity of 250 computers which provide students access to global libraries.
Also speaking, the guest of honor, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri commended the management of the FCE for the infrastructural progress recorded by the College towards conducive learning environment.
Governor Fintiri, represented by the Head of Service, Edgar Amos applauded the efforts of the college for the timely introduction of the degree programme in the college, promising to all he could to ensure that Adamawa State comes up the best educationally in the country.
Projects commissioned include Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu Sports Auditorium, Early Childhood Care and Primary Education Complex, Ibrahim Abubakar Njobdi Complex, Arts & Social Sciences Complex, Aminu Ahmad Chiroma Auditorium and Sulieman Elias Bogoro ICT Centre.