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Nigerian education horrifying, country in serious trouble –Soyinka

Nobel Laurete, Wole Soyinka has lamented the state of Nigeria’s education which he described as horrifying.

He made this known during the presentation of a play, ‘Folly of Men’ at the University of Lagos on Sunday.

The event was also in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Government College , Ibadan, which Soyinka is an old student of.

While fielding questions from journalist, Soyinka stated that the educational system in Nigeria is nothing to wrote home about.

“ We are in serious trouble , education wise in this country . Let me not kid you ; it ’ s horrifying . That was why I was happy about the initiative of creating a model school and trying to resurrect this Government College and present it as the ideal. We are really very low, education wise .

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“ I have learnt how much they ( old students association ) have done in the last few days and I am very proud of their work. I just hope the government leaves them alone ; don ’ t interfere with them . Let them bring back to everybody ’ s mind the possibility of what education can be , ” the renowned writer said .

Also in attendance is playwright Femi Osofisan who requested for more funding from the government to make the educational system work

The playwright said , “ What pains us now is that the school (Government College Ibadan ) could produce people of worth before , but the whole thing has gone down now. We are hoping that this help generate new impetus and action about the school and education . ”

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