By Esezobor Okaima, Abuja
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has decried the continuous fall in the standard of education in the country.
According to The Nation, Adamu disclosed this in Yola, the Adamawa State capital during the official commissioning of completed projects in the college.
The Minister, who was represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Iliyasu, lamented a situation in which graduates can neither read nor write in a fair manner.
He said the situation was a cause for concern, adding that students and teachers needed to sit up and face their tasks squarely if the case was to be reversed.
“Some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read or write applications,” the minister noted.
The minister elaborated that students and even graduates were unable to write one full sentence without some correction to be made.
The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is bridged within the shortest time possible.
Six completed projects, which included a computer Information and Communication Technology Centre, sports centre, a centre for early childhood education, an undergraduate studies complex, among others, were commissioned during the ceremony at the FCE main campus in Yola.