The Director of National Education Academy and Senior Lecturer, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Adams Agahiu, has urged the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency in the education sector due to infrastructural decay and academic laxities among students.
He gave the advice in a media interaction in Lokoja, Kogi State.
“The decay in both infrastructure and education has reached an alarming rate whereby the Federal Government must urgently intervene to arrest the ugly trends. There is high level of indiscipline and lackadaisical attitudes from teachers and students of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
“Indiscipline on the part of students has made them more lazy and unable to read. Reading culture among Nigerian students is now nightmarish owing to the availability of smart phones and internet and all these encourage examination malpractices, cultism and other vices among students,” Agahiu said.