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Education minister, Adamu Adamu admits education standard is on the downward trend

Education minister, Adamu Adamu admits education standard is on the downward trend

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has admitted that the standard of education in the country is declining and challenged education administrators to wake up from their slumber.

Adamu said that while speaking at the commissioning of seven various projects at the Federal College of Education, Yola frowned at a situation where many graduating students in our tertiary institutions do not know how to read should be of serious concern to all and sundry.

” Many graduating students in many tertiary institutions across the country find it difficult to write, read or communicate in English.

“Government is aware of this unfortunate development in our education sector and it does not rest on its oars to salvage the situation”.

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Adamu Adamu who was represented by the Director, Tertiary Education, Hajia Rakiya Iliyasu noted that graduates of tertiary institutions across the country need to brace up with the challenges of modern education.

The Minister said not only the “lecturers but stakeholders in the educational sector should sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is breached within the shortest possible time”.

He called on students to play their parts not to waste the opportunities offered them into tertiary institutions by given all the seriousness they deserve to their learning.

According to him, the major problem confronting students learning is the involvement of anti-social activities in their campuses which the Minister identified, has led so many students into a full-time criminal.

Speaking earlier, the Provost Federal College of Education (FCE), Abdul-Mumin Sa’ad, a professor has called on the Federal Government to encourage sustaining the tempo in championing youth’s policies, quality education and sporting infrastructure to engage youths as a way of tackling violence and crime.

Abdul- Mumin Sa’ad maintained that eight years ago, the College embarked on a mission of transforming the College 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.