By EBUN SESSOU
Member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, has described the decadence in the education sector in Nigeria as a systemic problem which crept into the country in a gradual process.
In a chat with a cross section of pressmen, Akinsola lamented that, the situation is rather getting worse than what it was in the past.
The female lawmaker representing Ikorodu, constituency II, said, the issue of decadence in the education sector was due to the fact that most Nigerians value certificate than hard work. Adding that, this has contributed negatively to the level of education in the country.
According to her, “In the United States of America, a child remains in the playgroup until age five, this is because the child is in his formative years and there is need to bring out potential in him before occupying him with books”.
She said, most students are not exposed to other things than academics, adding government should shift its focus to the importance of education outside the four walls of the classrooms. “There are other ways to be educated and be successful in life”.
While calling on governments at all levels to live up to their responsibilities and bring back its glory, she said, every stakeholder including the parents must ensure that the value system is improved upon.
In a related development, the lawmaker who is also the vice Chairman House Committee on Environment, told newsmen that, “our value system has derailed which is the reason why people are involved in all sort of immoralities”.
On the abduction of Chibok school girls, Akinsola said it has been largely politicised, therefore the Nigerian people should ask the federal government the true position of the abduction.