Don decries learning environment
The Director of Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, Professor Bayo Okunade, has expressed his dismay over what he tagged as the unfriendly higher education environment in Nigeria.
Professor Okunade, while speaking at the 3rd joint Matriculation of Foreign Links Campus, Moro, Osun State, noted that education system has been very unfair to Nigerian students, saying that most of them were living in a despicable environment.
Okunade said: “Living in despicable environment and lack of basic amenities such as water and electricity, have contributed to the deplorable situation of education in Nigeria.”
While commenting on the mass failure of students in the last Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, he lamented that Nigerian students were not exposed to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), saying that was responsible for their poor performance in the examination.
He said that proper implementation of policies had been a major problem in the nation “not only in education, but also in health, transportation and security sectors.”
According to him, if our politicians were more humane and public oriented, Nigeria would have been a better nation for us all, saying that “every kobo misappropriated translates into denial of certain necessary basic amenity.”
The President and Chairman of the Governing Council, Foreign Links Campus, Dr Fola Akinosun, said that “the school provides opportunities to assist our teeming youths to have access to qualitative education that would help in enhancing their career opportunities in life.”
He said 2, 500 students of the Colleges of Education and Health Technology and the University Access School were matriculated.
Some matriculating students at the third joint Matriculation ceremony of Foreign Links Campus, Moro, Ife North, in Ile-Ife, Osun State.