Federal Government has advocated an overhaul of Nigerian education system particularly the teaching and learning methodologies to conform to the current realities in the 21st century technologically driven world.
To this end, the government requested of education managers to design curricular in a way that it would reawaken the spirit of curiosity, introspection in students so that they question existing processes and technologies with a view to better human living.
President Muhammadu Buhari who gave the charge at the opening of the 65th annual council meeting of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Abuja yesterday frowned at the declining standard of education in Nigeria which according to him, was as a result of compromise by education managers with the aid of parents.
Represented by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari said: “Traditionally, philosophers of education have focused on what we should teach. That is crucial but we have to seek ways to impact the knowledge and that would inform how we set our exam questions and results we should expect from our students.”
The President said the involvement of parents in exam malpractices is a reflection of lost of values in the system: “Public servant who acquired unexplainable phenomenal wealth are celebrated without question to their source of wealth.
“We need to redefine our values and success because the definition it had decades ago is not same in today’s Nigeria.”