Education Minister says some Nigerian graduates can’t read, write

By A’isha Biola Raji
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has lamented the situation where lots of graduates in the country can neither read nor write properly.

The minister said this in Yola, Adamawa state during the commissioning of some projects. He said the standard of education in the country is fast falling as graduates can neither read nor write in a tolerable manner.

The minister, represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu  said the situation is seriously becoming a cause for concern, adding that students and teachers need to sit up and face their tasks squarely if the situation is to be reversed.

He said, “Some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read or write applications.”
The minister elaborated that students and even graduates had been found to be unable to write one full sentence without multiple corrections needed.


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