It’s barely a month since Bill Gates’ incisive comments on the state of the Nigerian health and education sector. He had firmly criticized the government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan for not prioritising human development; emphasizing the role of quality education and health to a prosperous nation.
Over the weekend, in one of the country’s top tertiary education centres owned by the federal government, the University of Ibadan, medical students were the latest at the receiving end of the continuous neglect of the education sector. These students who are set to become medical practitioners in just a few years were thrown out of their hostels earlier this week because they contested the new levies that would result in more than a 100 percent increase in the total fees for a session.
The pictures below illustrate one of many other issues plaguing Nigeria’s educational sector and why these need to be properly addressed: