The significance of education in any nation can never be overstated. Education is considered a fundamental human right; it is one of the primary conditions to determine any nation’s development. Hence, a lack of quality education may be a stepping stone to destroying a country.
Sadly, Nigeria’s educational standard has, over the last decades, witnessed a geometric retrogression. This negative development accounted for why Nigerians are among the top migrating students searching for quality education in other countries. One would wonder why Nigerian students do exploits abroad and don’t perform up to standard in Nigeria’s institutions simply because of the educational system’s rotten state.
It is no doubt that Nigeria’s educational system is faced with inadequate funding, unavailability of qualified teachers, failure to accommodate students’ rising population demands, academic fraud, corruption and indiscipline, poor teacher welfare, insufficient infrastructure, and training facilities, among others. Therefore, the following solutions are highlighted:
To restructure and save Nigeria’s educational system, crucial steps need to be taken, most of which lie in the government’s hands. The government needs to provide quality education across the country with the necessary investments to get the desired results.
To conclude, the only way to have quality education in Nigeria is through the importance both the leaders and the citizens give to it, for our future is in our hands.