Do something about it: Many Nigerian graduates are still illiterates, says the Education Minister


Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has expressed concern about the decline in the standard of education in the country.  It’s so disheartening that many Nigerian graduates can neither read nor write.

Adamu, who spoke in Yola, Adamawa State, during the official commissioning of completed projects in the college, said a number of graduates can neither read nor write in a tolerable manner.

The minister who was ably represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu said the ugly situation is a reason to worry, emphasizing if the situation should be reversed, both teachers and student should buckle up with their tasks and do the needful.

“Some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read or write applications,” he said.

The minister further stated that students and even graduates had been found to be unable to write one full sentence without multiple corrections needing to be made.

The minister enjoined all stakeholders in the education sector to sit up and make sure that the reduction in education value is bridged within the shortest time possible.

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