WAYS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA
“Education” is a pillar on which development, civilization, and technology is built. Without the introduction of education, the level of development would have been slow. However, we all understand education and how it came about into Nigeria. Now, education is a generally one of the greatest achievements in Nigeria. Generally, educational system in Nigeria is taking a new shape and gradually making great recognition. In the other parts of Nigeria, education is running effectively and so far as the record may have it, education from the west, east, and south is indeed remarkable. Now looking at education from the northern level, it is also growing but at a slower pace because many consider education as an interruption to their religious believes. Many northern are educated but a larger number of northerners are not. This is why civilization or development in some regions is slow.
Here are ways to improve education in northern part of Nigeria.
CHANGE PEOPLE ORIENTATION ABOUT EDUCATION AND IT’S BENEFITS
Many northerners see education as a barrier between the running of their cultural/ traditional believe. Out of fear, a lot of people think that if the females are educated, the idea of marrying the uneducated men will be a problem so they prefer to discriminate the idea of western education. In the north, the practice of marrying a wife in her prime is a trendy thing and extremely common to them. Because of many of these socially considered wrong acts, they rather dwell in their illiteracy over education. The first step of improving education in northern part of Nigeria is by changing the peoples believe about education. Give the people a good imagination and sense of satisfaction about education and its benefits. This is the first thing to do.
CREATE MORE FREE GRANTS FOR THE POOR
Free education is a good way to improve education in the north. There are so many people that have low financial capacity to cover the cost of being educated and because of this financial setbacks, may choose not to go to school but to embrace some kind of trading. The government should consider giving financial grants to schools in every community.
BUILD MORE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN EVERY COMMUNITY
The problem with the educational system in northern Nigeria is that there are no sufficient schools to attend. Having more school will be a great start to promote education. Many northerners are not educated because there are no schools in their communities or villages. Building more free schools for indigenes will be the best development plan ever.
EMPLOY MORE EXPERIENCE TEACHERS
The teachers are the foundation of a school. Without good teachers, the school will be considered as nothing. The government should employ more active teachers.
ERADICATE RELIGIOUS INSURGENCES
The case of religious insurgence in some parts of the north is becoming really alarming and creating fear in the minds of indigenes. The rate of killings in many remote parts and cities in the north is putting everybody in a hiding and education at this point is not considered necessary. Eradicating violence and religious insurgences should be top of the priorities of improving education by the government.
If more effort is put on the educational sector in the north, development will take a whole different form generally. Education is always the principal thing in life. It is one of the basic achievements that make you stand out regardless of anything. If the entire above infrastructure, amenities and social conducive leaning environment is in place, education in the north will be a great want to be for all.