A Nigerian lecturer identified as, Sam Amadi, has claimed that most first class graduates from the University of Lagos, can’t defend their degree.
Taking to his Twitter page, the lecturer wrote that the Nigerian education system is shit, and gone are the days when literary giants were lecturers.
Sam Amadi wrote on Twitter;
I am a university teacher and I am watching on TV as Unilag graduates 300 first class graduate. Horrible. I can swear that these graduates cannot justify the first class. Nigerian University education has become shit.
In the past, all Nigerian renowned literary giants were university teachers. Today I can’t point to one university teacher who is a great global writer. Our best are either in diaspora or in media or NGOs. The university has failed in Nigeria. Our future is failing
I am a university teacher and I am watching on TV as Unilag graduates 300 first class graduate. Horrible. I can swear that these graduates cannot justify a first class. Nigerian University education has become shit
The lecturer has been largely criticized for this statement, as many social media users were quick to point out that he is also a part of the system.
See reactions gathered by us below;
@ovieali – These students will go US and UK, and become the best in those schools also. I’m sure some of those 300 UNILAG graduates are more knowledgable than you in some fields.
@viva_mazcot – This is one of the reasons why lecturers in higher institutions slash scores of students because they believe students can’t or shouldn’t make a First Class under the deteriorating Nigerian education system. It’s a wicked thought, sir. Dismiss it!
@ProfMosun – We seem to forget that the University is a place for research and not just copy and paste from lecturers. Those students work hard on their own. Don’t dismiss their efforts.
@bayoomidiora – Wrong! FYI, check these brilliant students out in fews years time and won’t see some of them in Nigeria again. They will all be doing brilliantly well in their MS or PhD programs abroad. BTW, how many of them did you employ as interns while you oversaw @NERC !? Sucess is success!
@truth_about_nig – But note that the problem is our curriculum not the country.The IQ of the present generation is now above what the curriculum requires from them.We need upgrade in our curriculum, technology has made these kid wiser than their age.Our lectures repeat old questions over and over.