By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”The Bishop of Okigwe South, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha, has urged the Federal Government to â€œdo everything possible to ensure that the nationâ€™s education sector is efficient and run uninterrupted academic calendarâ€.
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.
â€œOf a greater concern however, is the fact that some of our West African neighbours,Â 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 decayâ€, Onuoha said.
While calling for sober reflection, the Anglican cleric noted that the reflection should lead to â€œgenuine repentance for hopes shamelessly betrayed, opportunities regrettably wasted, visions hopelessly derailed and noble goals carelessly unattainedâ€.
According to him,Â â€œwe must confess the entrenchment of wrong values that put personal interests high and above that of the nationâ€, adding that the unprecedented culture of corruption was the major cause of the disturbing level of insecurity in the land.