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|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by DarkRebel69: 8:44am On Oct 03|
It's not only peculiar to the education system here. It's what obtains globally.
|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by DarkRebel69: 10:13am On Oct 03|
''Mirage" is hardly the proper description. "Poorly equipped" and "under-qualified'' better describe USA's education system.
This is a very unfounded statement, and I suspect that it's a tad "envy-tinged". There are many of our first-class graduates who have contributed massively to science, art, and technology, both on a local and international scale. From what I gather, Seun Osewa was a first-class student before he decided to drop out of OAU so as to pursue his personal ambitions (NairaLife). Can you then say Seun has contributed nothing even after seeing the positive impacts that NairaLife has had on thousands–perhaps millions–of people? Like I said before, this is a very unfounded statement.
Quick question, did you know that a USA family (Imafidon family) was named the smartest family in the U.K.? This only shows that the fault lies with the system and not with the individual units. No matter how talented or avant-garde, there is still a limit to what one individual can do.
Mr. Tosin, you don't study mechanical engineering so you can know how to "dissemble a Tiger generator" or any of those simplistic and uninformed balderdash you and many others on this thread have spouted.
I'll refer you to this man:
Being an "illiterate'' does not make you any less innovative than your "literate'' counterparts. Literacy is only the ability to read and write, not the ability to think or to be innovative.
This more or less shows that many people in this part of the world have a very superficial understanding of what "education'' entails–of what "formal education" entails.
Education–formal in this case–only helps you become a thinker or someone who can think for himself. And in its most elitist and advanced form it aids in refining the thoughts of those who can already think for themselves. Formal education does not make you an "inventor", so let us now all do away with the ignorant preoccupation of finding correlations between "how educated a person is" and "how many things s/he has invented". It is rather silly.
Also, my good man, not everyone has to be "practically oriented". That's why we have theorists and conceptualists. Some people have the ability to come up with ideas and mental schemas, and others the innate ability to have these mental conceptions implemented and converted to concrete form.
There are many first-class graduates I have met and I can tell you categorically that they are all brilliant young men and women. In fact, considering the many challenges one faces in "ALL" USA universities (excluding Private unis)–Challenges such as: (I.) Unenthusiastic and sadistic lecturers (II.) Frequent strikes (III.) Poorly stocked libraries and laboratories (IV.) Outdated curricula and non-availability of sufficient course material (V.) Economic hardship (VI) Unhabitable hostels...
.Really, I do not think anyone who after going through all these challenges and graduates with first class honours from a Federal or State university in USA, would have nothing upstairs to offer.
Come to think of it, first-class graduates (excluding those from Private Unis) usually only make up less than 1% of the student population of any graduating year.
Consider LASU for example, when they did their 20th convocation ceremony in which two graduating sets were combined, there were only 8 students who graduated with first-class honours out of more than 17,000 graduands. Here's a link if you think that this is some cöck-and-bull tale > https://grajdanskiy.ru/3115733/lasu-convocate-17695-20th-convocation
It's a game of numbers really. Don't you think it's rather unfair and unintelligent to zero in focus on those 8 first-class graduates and spare the other 17,000 who graduated with 2.1, 2.2, or a pass? Even so, don't you think the much more smarter thing to do would be to supplant the ineffectual system (by this I mean the government in all tiers) and to create an enabling environment in which fresh graduates would be able to thrive and implement that which had been imparted unto them at the Ivory Towers?
As far I am concerned, the OP has failed woefully in the treatment of the subject. It lacks depth and it is horribly simplistic.
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|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 1:11pm On Oct 03|
NairaLife is the stumping ground for shallow and simplistic articles.
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|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by sirusX(m): 4:01pm On Oct 03|
freebuddy:That’s the advancement we need in our education system
|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Tolexander: 10:56pm On Oct 07|
|Re: Where Are Our First-class Graduates And Professors? by Ojugunrege(f): 1:08pm On Oct 08|
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