As the walls of limitation have been broken down as far as e-learning is concerned in Nigeria the federal government must make efforts to build on this progress for a lot of viable reasons.
There is no doubt that Nigeria has one of the poorest educational systems in Africa.
Did you know that Nigeria has never made any top list of universities in the continent based on academic performances?
Did you know that 70% of Nigerians are book-illiterates?
While this situation has to do majorly with bad governance, Nigerians must not quit in their effort towards ensuring that at least 9 out of every ten Nigerian children are educated.
Thus, the issue of bringing about improvement in the country’s educational sector should not be left with the government alone but should be our collective efforts.
Remember we told you on October 4th, 2016, that Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) had become first university in Nigeria to launch a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme online.
“the wall of limitations have been hacked down in the world of distance learning which Ahmadu Bello University is bringing to the educational landscape”.
Well, just a moment ago, Vanguard again reported that the federal government through National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved four Nigerian universities to run e-learning degree programmes ;bUniversity of Uyo, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
While there are lots of universities in the country longing for this opportunity in order to ensure that the millions of young Nigerians seeking admission scale through such phase, this effort by NUC should be lauded by Nigerians.
Again, the federal and state governments must make it a priority to send the Nigerian child to school and ensure that he gets nothing short of good education.
Education must mean to Nigeria what oil means to her if she wants to be a leading country or the “giant of Africa.”
Not until Nigeria starts fighting illiteracy with as much energy, resilience, focus and readiness as she fights Boko Haram, she will continue to be far away from development.
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