Nigerian teachers, graduates are "nothing to write home about" — Expert

An education expert, Ejiro Ohimor, has said a lot is wrong with education in the country and the government had not done enough to make it better.

Nigerian teacher

Most of the teachers in the Nigerian education sector are not well trained enough to impart knowledge to students, says an education expert, Ejiro Ohimor.

Speaking with Daily Independent Ohimor said a lot is wrong with education in the country and the government had not done enough to make it better.

"I see the effect of exam malpractices every day. I see teachers who can't teach.

"I see graduates who cannot stand for themselves, and I will not be part of this.

"I see lawyers today who cannot even speak good English. How they manage to finish law school I don't know.”

According to him, Nigeria's unqualified teachers add to the problem and should be adequately trained.

"I am sorry to say, but the teachers that we have these days are nothing to write home about. Its garbage in, garbage out," he said.

"We need to train our teachers so that they can give out good stuff."

He also raised the issue of corruption in the sector.

"When students pay money to write WAEC, JAMB, and bribe lecturers to pass exams, what do you expect to get?

"Exam malpractices just like corruption will only change when the society changes."

He also tasked the incoming government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to sanitize the education sector.

Ohimor is the proprietor of Ejiro schools, Warri


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