EDUCATION: A tool to curb insecurity
Education is the key to knowledge and Knowledge acquired is power, Power leads to genuine National Development when ideas are utilised but it seems the Nigeria government does not want the Nation to be developed as they consciously or unconsciously deprived many Nigerians education. I am not trying to put the whole blame on the government because I still believe that even if education is made free to all and free meal even while in school some Nigerians will still not like to acquire it (education) but my concern is the lackadaisical attitude of our government towards education in Nigeria.
Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. Methods used in the acquisition of knowledge include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training and direct research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educator but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels or act may be considered as education be it positive or negative.
Education is commonly and formally divided into stages such as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school/college and the university or apprenticeship, discussion as an informal way of acquiring knowledge. The right to education has been recognised by some government at the global level which Nigeria is not an exception. Educating citizens of a particular country should be the primary onus of the government because when this is done properly, it helps to erase the negative thoughts of such individual and keeps the mind busy positively.
Education should be cheap so as to enable even the less privilege to be able to afford it and not making education difficult for Nigerian students as they increase fees on annual basis. West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) keep increasing their fee annually without considering the feelings of the students and parents who pay these fees and even some states whose government used to sponsor students or subsidised for them as they prepare for their final exams have stopped doing so and nothing is been done, no wonder some secondary school students in South West took to the street in protest to the hike in fees of their final exams and government inability to sponsor or subsidised their fees.
However, some policies established by the government has created a bottleneck on education thereby given only the rich in the society access to education forgetting that those who are deprived education will end up being a torn in the flesh of those wealthy people who can afford education. Why don’t we make our society a better place for us to live in?
I just want to make a simple common sense and make our country a better place for all.


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