We must change the Educational Narrative of Nigeria.

Emmanuella Nwanua
Posted November 19, 2019 from Nigeria
How can we fix the mess that has plagued the children of Nigeria?

What exactly is the future of formal education in Nigeria? With over 8million out of school children (highest in the world) and the spontaneous degradation in our academic structures and competence? what measures have we put in place to stimulate interest in learning? How sustainable are these measures? How have the measures been working?

In the year 2015 The Federal Government launched a school feeding program that was aimed at improving the health of school age children, increase their enrollment, retention and completion rate.  To achieve these goals we cannot focus only on feeding their appetite, we should also put sustainable measures in place to also feed their minds. Usable learning materials, conducive learning environments and qualified teachers should be equally provided!

Above all, public inclusion must be encouraged. The general public must be involved, individuals must prioritise formal education and do our parts to encourage and support at least a child in school as well as donate study materials especially to hotspot and marginalised communities.

Although the statistics is large but a child at a time will reduce the number of out of school children and in no time we can attain reasonable progress in educating the nation.

All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, have the right to Quality Education.

 

#Project Sponsor a Child.

#PSAC

#Sdg4

#Publicinclusion

#Achildatatime

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 19
Nov 19

Dear Sis
Thank yu for sharing

Emmanuella Nwanua
Nov 20
Nov 20

Thank you.

Jane
Nov 20
Nov 20

I agree with you more my sister, education has no colour or race, every child deserve and have the right to education.

Emmanuella Nwanua
Nov 20
Nov 20

Yes..... A conducive, effective and efficient learning system.

Lisbeth
Nov 20
Nov 20

Dear Emmanuella,
Thanks for sharing this initiative from your country. It's become like a norm. Most Africa countries in Africa are saying free education but is it worth it?
If you see the conditions surrounded by this free education sometimes parents even prefer if it was not free.

See this kids in your opening images. Sitting on the grounds, no table no chair. How can these kids learn effectively from such environment. After eating and obviously closer to the ground they will all sleep.

Honestly, I really think all these free education system now as a competition among Africa countries most stop. If it must be free, it must be very effective.
Hope you have a great day.
Warm regards

Emmanuella Nwanua
Nov 20
Nov 20

Exactly my point, what's the essence of school feeding when the necessary infrastructures are not put in place? Our Government can budget for feeding, but can't provide conducive learning environment... We actually need to get things right.
The growth of my nation Nigeria depends on how much we invest in research and education.

That's why Project Sponsor a Child is starting from our community..
We must change the narrative of education in Nigeria.

Thanks

Lisbeth
Nov 20
Nov 20

Amazing! I wish " Project Sponsor a Child" will be able to enact the change needed. Best wishes
Regards

Jill Langhus
Nov 20
Nov 20

Hi Emmanuella,

How are you doing, dear? How is your organization coming along? Is "Project Sponsor a Child" one of your organizational initiatives? I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

Hope you're doing well and having a great week.

Emmanuella Nwanua
Nov 20
Nov 20

Hi Jill,
I'm doing well. Thanks.

Yes Project Sponsor a child is an initiative my friends and I are running. Every child deserves quality education. One child at a time, so we start from our community.

Have a great week ahead Jill.

Jill Langhus
Nov 20
Nov 20

Hi there:-)

Great to hear! You're welcome:-)

Awesome:-) That's true! A noble cause. Great mission, dear.

Thank you!

XX

maeann
Nov 22
Nov 22

Hi Emmanuella,
This is great work, keep it up :)