By Esther Onyegbula
In a conscious bid to put an end to the crisis of standard and performance in Nigeria secondary schools, as well as proffer solutions to the numerous challenges facing the educational system, Voluncercorps held a one day conference in Lagos.
Speaking to newsmen recently, Adeola Awogbemi, Executive Director, VolunteerCorps, said that the deplorable state of Nigeria’s education sector calls for serious concern; it becomes more so when you consider the place of education in nation-building. No serious nation seeking to progress will relegate to the background this all important sector.
Education is the instrument for effecting national development, which must be taken seriously if a nation must progress and aims at achieving the goals of national development.
Concerned about the decline in the educational sector, she added that the phenomenon of the twin challenges of unemployment and poverty must be tackled. As a civil rights group, VolunteerCorps is interested in the development of youth, and aims for youth to be the champion of their destinies. This is why we are organizing this Stakeholders’ forum titled: Deconstructing the continuing crises of standards and performances in the Nigerian secondary schools. The conference which was held recently at the Eko hotel & suites, is aimed at changing the status quo.
The conference create more awareness on the challenges of education in Nigeria and proffer solutions to them; identify short and mid-term plan to tackle the challenges of standards and performance in the Nigerian Secondary Schools.
It also, define and clarify collaboration efforts to improve secondary school education in Nigeria.