A former vice chancellor of the University of Benin and Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the governing council of the Igbinedion University, Okada, Professor Olu Aina, said there is the need for a total collabo-ration to save the education sector from total collapse.
Professor Aina lamented that the systematic deterio-ration of the system, rather than abate in the face of certain measures, has been on the increase.
blamed the situation on the dispropor-tionate growth of the educa-tional industry and lack of enough resources to finance the sector.
listed inadequate funding, poor funding arrangement, weak human resources unreliable data for planning, lack of synergy between education and labour, and near total absence of established quality control in the education sector as the major problems affecting education in Nigeria.
The university admini-strator blamed the poor quality of education in the country on the increasing level of poverty largely caused by unemploy-ment.
said if government can address the problems of poverty and unemployment in the country, the standard of education will definitely improve.