Mrs Olabisi Akindele
By Adejumo Kabir
The Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife organised her 2nd annual interdisciplinary conference on Tuesday at Oduduwa Hall.
The conference had in attendance OAU Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede; Professor B. I. Popoola, Dean of Faculty of Education, OAU, Emeritus Professor Dibu Ojerinde, Professor Oluyemisi Obilade; Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education and Mrs. Olabisi Akindele; Managing Partner, Bola Bisi Kinfolks Limited, Lagos among other dignitaries.
Mrs. Olabisi who delivered the keynote note paper on the topic: “Education Value Re-orientation And Social Transformation” said there is urgent need for a change in Nigeria education sector which would bring social transformation to poor quality of teachers, cases of fake results, the increase in the number of illegal institutions among others
“Indeed, it is high time that all our stakeholders in education became concerned on this issue. Education as a matter of necessity must be tailored towards addressing many problems which are today preventing the country from achieving huge potentials. Problems of insurgency, union strikes, poverty and unemployment must be resolved”
Mrs. Olabisi also called for the need to reshape the nation character and image adding that moral education has been excluded from classrooms; quota system has been introduced for admission which brought about lower standards.
“Cultism, examination malpractices, bribery and all sort are areas of damage in the lives of Nigerian. There is need for parents and teachers to instill self-autonomy, discipline and core values that will change our attitudes in order to embrace the right values with an ultimate aim of restoring dignity in Nigeria.”
She however admonished the government to make available all necessary facilities in education institutions and lay emphasis on character development alongside other job creation.
“Government should rebuild formation of clubs and societies in elementary school, eradicate nepotism and get rid of Africa time in our lifestyle”.