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I was scrolling my Facebook when this post caught my attention. It read:
“There were times when schools opened 8:00am, lectures began 8:15am, and schools closed 1:45pm. Students wrote WAEC on their own.
Now, school begins 7:45am, closes 5pm; holidays are spent on holiday lessons. Yet students need help to pass WAEC”
The trend has changed. A lot of factors have come into play. From the above post, two generations are identified – The old school and the new school. The present educational trend in Nigeria has lost its purpose –education. It is more of profit oriented than impacting knowledge. Schools have become so expensive yet the quality has dropped. There are several factors that have affected the educational. One of these factors is Quackery.
It is not the amount of time spent in class that matters but the productive time. There are so many people without the proper training that have opened schools .In order to compete they have come up with different curriculum and fused them together to deceive parents and confuse students. They mix British and American curriculum together. They load these students with irrelevant topics. There are topics that should not be taught in schools.
I was with a friend who was so angered because of the homework given to his 4 year old son. They were told to mention 10 Nigerian artistes. They gave an example – Davido. What value will the knowledge of these artistes add to a 4 year old child? A lot of Nigerian schools lack content. They try every means to milk parents of their money. They give the impression that a child needs after school lessons, holiday lessons and continue to fill their brains with unnecessary things.
There are different phases in the development of the Nigerian Student on a daily basis in the old school. Students start the day with their morning chores before heading to school. Classes start 8:00 am and closes 1:45pm. Students observe siesta and get involved with extra-curricular activities. They also study with their mates and before bedtime do some studies.
The new school has robbed students of these developmental stages. These days, 90% of both primary and secondary school students do not have friends outside those in their schools. They do not mingle with others. On weekends and holidays, they are always indoors. They live a life that has been programmed for them. They do not have a mind of their own any more. To pass examinations, they have been told that they can’t do it on their own. This same “External Assistance” mentality is what follows them into higher institutions where they now indulge in all forms of examination malpractices.
In the old school, students learn faster and better when they try to solve things on their own and with their mates. There is a better understanding. In the new school, students will keep their books aside because of the assurance that help would come their way so there is no need for hard work. In the old school, students were more creative and with the little resources available, they could make their own toys. Today, with everything, in front of them- there is nothing they can create.
This new school is dysfunctional trend of education where student will spend all their life studying without any room of resting, thinking and carving a path for their destiny is producing dull students instead of intelligent one. The major culprits of this destructive trend are the private schools. In the old school era, the earlier private schools adhered to the directives. They followed the same rules like the public schools. The curriculums were the same.
Parents are another factor that is making students to become dull. Parents are assisting schools to steal the childhood of their children by keeping them in schools. It is not the number of hours spent but the quality of the time spent. The earlier the better parents start to realize that intelligence is not only speaking good English but also on the ability to transform knowledge into skills. Some parents are so focused on the speaking than the knowledge so that they can brag with their children in front of friends.
The Government should look into the educational system hence schools will produce dull leaders of tomorrow.