Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, has decried the country’s continuous decline in the quality of education. Adamu, who spoke during the official commissioning of completed projects at the college in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, lamented the situation in which graduates can neither read nor write in a tolerable way.
He said the situation was a reason for concern, adding that if the situation is to be reversed, students and teachers need to sit up and face their tasks squarely.
The Minister, represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu, said many graduates of tertiary institutions across the country can not read or write applications.
The minister clarified that it was found that students and even graduates were unable to write one complete sentence without having to make numerous corrections.
The Minister encouraged all stakeholders in the education sector to sit down to ensure that as soon as possible, the drop in the value of education is bridged.
During the ceremony at the FCE main campus in Yola, six completed projects, including a computer ICT center, a sports center, a center for early childhood education, and an undergraduate studies complex, among others, were commissioned.
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) developed all six complexes, a reality acknowledged by the college’s Provost, Prof Abdul-Mumin Sa’ad, who said earlier in his welcome address: “Today, the Federal College of Education, courtesy of TETFund, is proud to have achieved significant structural breakthroughs.”