The Wazirin Katsina, Dr Sani Lugga, has said unless efforts are reinforced to wipe out corruption and indiscipline among Nigerians, the education sector in the country will remain comatose
Lugga, who identified indiscipline as the bane of education in Nigeria, called on stakeholders in the sector to intensify efforts to rid the system of the menace.
The Wazirin Katsina spoke yesterday in Katsina at the 30th anniversary of the Government College Katsina Old Boys Association 1984 set.
“Political leaders squander the people’s money forgetting there is an afterlife. The younger generations have become notorious and teachers themselves have changed. They do not instill discipline in the pupils anymore. You go to our schools and you see good structures but what use is it if there are no good teachers. Education and discipline walk hand in hand and as long as our leaders fail to understand this, we will remain in great trouble, he said.
He called for priority to be given to teachers if the goals of education in Nigeria will be realized.
A lecturer at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Dr. Aliyu Mamman, also identified neglect by persons in charge as a reason for the decay in Nigeria’s education sector.
Chairman of the 1984 old boys association committee, Abdu Abu Kofar Soro, called on old boys of the college to give back to the school what they benefitted by assisting the government in effecting positive change in the school.
The association (1984 set) awarded past principals, teachers and head boys from 1980 to 1985. They also made donations of computers and instructional materials to the school worth N600 thousands.