RESTRUCTURING EDUCATION SYSTEM
Sunday, August 7, 2011 12:41:14 PM
RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA'S TERTIARY EDUCATION SYSTEM
MA’AJI CALEB ZONKWA
University Of Nigeria,
This write up wish to propose the closure of our institution of higher (Tertiary) learning for at least one year renovation for re-direction in policy and curricular of tertiary education system.
It is sad to notice : Firstly that the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1998 section 6 item 45 on tertiary Education goals is not commensurable with the demands and need for the Nigeria Society. Secondly the renewal and adaptation of curricular are a matter of common concern for all the challenges of our social needs: defence of our economic national self-reliance (NPE 1998 section 6 item 4d).
It was in the Guardian Newspaper of Wednesday September 22, 1999 in which we read, the Minister of State of foreign Affairs, responding on the urgent review operation of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) to meet up standards of recipient countries. This in view of the reported rejection of our graduates of Tertiary Education: On the ground of increasing incapability of rendering qualitative services in their disciplines. The Minister was of the opinion and did suggested “the re-training of Technical Aid Corps at Enugu” because the government of Nigeria doesn’t want to be embarrassed with spate of rejection of our Corps” (i.e. Our Nigerian graduate.
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