Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Photo Got Me Thinking

Minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan announced that University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been renamed Moshood Abiola University of Lagos (MAUL), students of the university have taken to the streets in protest since yesterday; an action that has gone too far - in my opinion. I am sure the late businessman and politician must be turning in his grave in confusion, and probably assume that the popularity he enjoyed while alive was fake. Sorry Bashorun, I'm sure the students do not hate you but they just believe that the FG could have taken a better decision as regards immortalizing you. Anyway, that's not the reason for this post.
Here's the reason for this post:

Seriously, can you see what is wrong with the photo? "Unilag 4live"??? And this was proudly displayed by undergraduates - the supposed leaders of tomorrow; the supposed intelligent students according to the almighty JAMB?
I'm seriously worried about the country's dwindling fortune in education - and nobody should blame BlackBerry and other social media networks for that . BB pings, tweets and Facebook posts can be written in simple and correct English!
The truth of the matter is that our educational institutions are just producing more 'paper graduates' year in, year out. Things may look alright now, but I have my fears. The handwriting is already on the wall in the private sector, and it's only a matter of time before we all realize that being a factory reject and a Nigerian graduate have something in common- a flawed process. It is my sincere prayer that things do not get to that stage.
But for now, it's Unilag 4live oooooooo. Sorry, Maulagites 4live!!!!!!!!!!!

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