Education Is The Only Remaining Panacea For Nigeria - Don

Prof. Olawunmi Macaulay-Adeyelure who is a senior lecturer at the Lagos State University has opined that only investment in education can help turnaround the nation’s fortunes.

Macaulay-Adeyelure, a professor of philosophy, said this at a roundtable, tagged: “Beyond school certificate: Is school a scam?” The event was organised by the Xtra-Teacher Initiative for the 229 graduating students of the New Era Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos.

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Macaulay-Adeyelure, who graduated from the same school in 199I, said that educaion, above other benefits, would bring cooperation and peaceful co-existence for the betterment of society.

“Education makes society a better place, it gives you freedom and makes you able to see things from divergent views.

“Cooperation and co-existence are very good products of education.

“It emancipates one from mental slavery, which could be religious or tradition.

“It helps people to understand the law and why it is meant for them.

“It reduces lawlessness drastically in society,” Macaulay-Adeyelure said.

According to her, the country needs to overhaul the education sector and make sure people understand the reasons they need to be in school and forget the idea of white-collar jobs.

“I chose to say that education is not a scam.

“Our youths are losing hope in education with many regretting why they went to school.

“The importance of education is enormous.

“It is one of the basic needs of humans. It is important for any kind of development.

“The purpose of education is to enlighten the individual and develop his or her capacity to the limit, help him or her make the right decisions in life and perform optimally,” she said.

 

Africa Today News, New York

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