Education is also defined by some as an instrument for social change and a crucial tool for development.
Based on the aforementioned definitions, therefore, education is an essential tool that needs continuous improvement in order to archive modern and sustained development in the society.
The education of children in some states of Northern Nigeria is appalling. The attention given by our parents and teachers to primary and secondary schools education in Yobe State, in particular, is disappointing compared to what obtains in other states of the federation.
Childhood is a period when a child is expected to acquire knowledge for his future development but here in Yobe, we are poor in preparing our kids for the future.
Primary school education is the backbone of every educational progression. The moment a student acquires a good elementary education, he will find it easy to acquire it at the higher level. It’s common these days for a student to finish primary and secondary schools (especially government-owned school) and still finds it difficult to express him/herself in good English!! Also, they find it impossible to do simple mathematical calculations which is a disgrace to parents, teachers and even the society at large.
Any society that lacks a sound education background for its children will end up with nothing in terms of future development.
Since elementary education is the most valuable education that a student should acquire and be proud of, special attention should be given to the primary and secondary schools education so as to help our children achieve their future desires.
The idea of checking pupils’ notebooks at the end of every lesson, the practice of asking students to read a particular book or statement on the board should be continued. The parents and society at large should continue to give ideas and advices that can promote acquiring knowledge and, thus, develop a sound foundation for our society and future generations.