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Recall that few months ago, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said some Grade II teachers are better than some holders of the National Certificate of Education (NCE).
Speaking during a budget defence session with the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Adamu said every Nigerian should be ashamed of the country’s falling standard of education.
Responding to a question by a member of the committee on whether he was ashamed of the falling standard, Adamu said:
“Not only the minister but every Nigerian, should be ashamed of the falling standard in education.
“Our major problem is lack of funding. The records show that Nigeria has about 13million children out of school, the highest in the world. Even those that are in schools, they’re not getting the best.
“The next thing is teachers’ development. The NCE holders are actually worst than Grade II teachers, because our recent experience has shown that,” he said.
Over the years, the Federal Government has been changing minimum teaching qualifications, an act ostensibly geared towards improving standards. In the 1980s, the NCE was adopted as the national minimum; thus, phasing out the Teacher’s Grade II certificate. The latter had replaced Standard Six (primary school) certificate, whose holders were employed between the 1930s and 1950s.
In all the states, anomalies such as dilapidated classrooms, unqualified teachers, explosion in school enrolment, poor and non-payment of teachers’ salaries and disregard for the inspectorate division beset basic education.