The Old Student Association of Anwar-Ul Islam Model College, Agege, formerly Ahmadiya College, Agege, have said that the only restructuring Nigeria needs to make the country develop is educational restructuring.
Speaking at the annual symposium and launching of Alhaji Jimoh Gbadamosi symposium endowment fund, on Thursday, Professor Murtala Bidmus the lead speaker, spoke on the theme, ‘Education and Nation building,’ said the development we have in the country today is selective development.
He stated that the reason the country is not developed is that Nigeria has not been educated for development,
Bidmus said, “Those who brought education to Nigeria were missionaries and it was only to serve their own purpose and not for the development of Nigeria.
“The Nigeria 1969 conference failed to address the education and the development of the country. The mindest of education today is not for development, but to go to school, get qualified, get a job, car, good salary, and you are okay, but not developed.”
“Let us restructure our education and things will be better for all of us”.
Also speaking at the event the president general of ACAOSA, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), said that there should be restructuring in the Education system, restructuring in our judicial system and there should be restructuring in our governance system that’s what this country needs.
He said “Education without purpose is just self-actualisation and that will not lead to development, go to China, in a single room they will be manufacturing something from inside and they will be exporting it to us, what have we done with our own education.
“The problem with our education is that we need to restructure our education to make it purposeful for development.”
The symposium which was held in Lagos had in attendance, were old students of the school some of whom are, Mr Aderemi Makonjuola, Dr Mayowa Fasona, Prof Bilikis Okunneye, and Prof Wahab Elias, among others.