Nigeria educational standard is dwindling by the day. So many factors are responsible for this trend. From poor policy implementation to the ravaging corruption in virtually all the social sectors, the collective social fortune of the country has continued to be on the downward trend.
Another factor that has worsened the educational standards of Nigeria children is conflict, gender and belief issues. Till today, in some parts of Nigeria, girl child education has not been prioritized by parents. This is despite increasing information and advocacy for girl child education.
This time, according to a recent survey by World Bank, only about 20% of Nigeria children can read and write after primary school.
“Among young adults in Nigeria, only about 20% of those who complete primary education can read,”
“Even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math. This learning crisis is widening social gaps instead of narrowing them. Young students who are already disadvantaged by poverty, conflict, gender or disability reach young adulthood without even the most basic life skills,”
“Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life….”
Unfortunately, stakeholders in the polity have looked the other way round. Those saddled with leadership responsibilities do not feel the negative impact of this trend. This could be partly attributed to the fact that most of these elites have their children and wards schooling in some of the best schools around the world.