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Cleric tasks FG on education

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The Bishop of Okigwe South, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha, has urged the Federal Government to “do everything possible to ensure that the nation’s education sector is efficient and run uninterrupted academic calendar”.

Rev. Onuoha, who made the appeal in a chat with Vanguard, was also of the view that nothing can be a better gift to millions of Nigerian youths, who are usually at the receiving end each time teachers go on strike than a functional education.

“Of a greater concern however, is the fact that some of our West African neighbours,  now benefit from the huge capital flight from Nigeria, as a result of the present trend of locking up both the secondary and university education of our children, while our system is allowed to collapse and decay”, Onuoha said.

While calling for sober reflection, the Anglican cleric noted that the reflection should lead to “genuine repentance for hopes shamelessly betrayed, opportunities regrettably wasted, visions hopelessly derailed and noble goals carelessly unattained”.

According to him,  “we must confess the entrenchment of wrong values that put personal interests high and above that of the nation”, adding that the unprecedented culture of corruption was the major cause of the disturbing level of insecurity in the land.


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