Wait, before you say yes or no; I know you must have lots of reasons to back your answer.
I have my own answer too, which I am going to unravel very soon. But before that, let me take you on a journey with my words.
One thing that I am certain with is that there will always be a big difference between an illiterate and a literate.
Regardless of how poor the standard of our education is in Nigeria, those without this poor education do struggle to amount to something in society.
They will be so uncultured and it is always hard for them to fit in into the civilized world system.
There is a saying that “half bread is better than none” in fact one with a quarter portion is better than one with nothing.
Yes, I know that the education system in Nigeria has lots of problems. But yet, we can compare it to the era when we have nothing.
Because of many challenges facing the education sector and the unfruitful outputs from the system many or majority have lost value and hope in Education. Especially with the full bloom of reality check that people with low-level education are making it than scholars. For example, among the top 100 richest people in Nigeria, there’s no professor among them. Some of them did not even go to school at all.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
Like Mandela said if we want to change Nigeria we must not lose hope in education regardless of our situation.
I can also relate to the reasons why many may say education is a scam in Nigeria. I graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria this year 2019 when I look back to my years in schools starting from primary level to tertiary level I can see clearly what Nigeria Education System had denied me and what I have deprived myself also in the process.
One thing that is certain is; a child without any form of education will find it difficult to have a voice in this 21st Century.
The value for education is degrading gradually and we must do something about it fast.
Education in Nigeria is not a scam, even though many may disagree with me. It is our method and system that is bad and corrupt. And if we want to correct this wrong method system, we still need education; we need to know the importance of education and its value.
I hope you will agree with me that education in Nigeria is not a scam and if you don’t agree with me, you are entitled to your opinion.
Lastly, on all our platforms this week, we will be discussing Out-of-School Children as our case. I will be expecting your comments and opinions on it.