IS THERE REALLY A CULTURE OF LEARNING IN NIGERIA?

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Wanted: A Culture of Learning

IS THERE REALLY A CULTURE OF LEARNING IN NIGERIA? Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Every facet of our national life is a presentation of oddities. Part of the reasons why we have no defined vision and no definitive national character is because our learning got ossified at the rudiments. Most unfortunately, even the foundation on which this country rests, is objectively disordered for lack of evolutionary learning after its conception. We need a culture of learning to remold rebuild and rebrand Nigeria, if we are to succeed and compete.

Nigeria stopped learning by the late 1970′s when it started defunding education, stigmatizing vocational education and apprenticeship by excessive glorification white collar jobs. By the early 1990′s, the failure of critical thinking and the triumph of rote learning started manifesting itself. By the 2000′s, the circle was complete, Nigeria was in full embrace of willful ignorance. After decades of tinkering around the edges and avoiding the hard choices…

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