Mr. Barnabas Njoku, a seasoned educationist and principal of Ave Maria International Academy (AMIA), Porthacourt, has joined in the call for the restructuring of the sector to make it competitive and globally relevant.
Njoku lamented the deplorable state of education, citing the poor performances of students in external examinations like the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) as well as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said government must give priority attention to qualitative education. He said, “Qualitative education, a priority that has no rival in terms of human and capital development may have become expensive owing to so many lapses and unforeseen circumstances within the sector, this and many more has given rise to the establishment of many private schools by some individuals, corporate bodies, religious organizations and agencies where most goal driven parents have decided to partner with for the academic growth of their children. He has also expressed concern over increasing cases of juvenile delinquency, cultism, inadequate parental care and negative peer group influence, which he said, has brought decay without any proven solution to the sector over the years.

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