Youth

THE ROLE OF YOUTHS IN ACHIEVING GOOD AND QUALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

…….. “Our modern world is changing, and everyone is busy blaming today’s youth, But how can we blame the future, when it is us who made their world this way, Our street corners are full, as our children think it’s okay to walk into the darkness with a knife, When did we stop teaching our kids, that the greatest ever gift is quite simply LIFE.”
(2011, BARRY MOWLES)
According to a quick look, Nigeria is divided by a gallimaufry of all kinds spanning several sectors of life. The vocabulary of security has completely vanished, with the development of corruption, terrible leadership rowing the canoe of Africa’s giant and a lousy educational system that has reached a condition of stupor as the jobless rate continues to rise.
To overcome this, it is time to look to the young as the nation’s hope. Many people may have forgotten about the participation of the Sudanese youth movement in overthrowing Omar Al-dictatorial Bashir’s administration. During his tenure, the nation had a severe economic crisis, and the unemployment rate reached an all-time high.
(1) In 2014, the youngsters showed former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore the way home owing to the high percentage of unemployment under his government.
(2) The GIANT OF AFRICA has the sum score of all these difficulties. Dashing through the snow of my Dear Country, followed by others, to carry on the legacy, to re-establish the importance of achieving the best in our educational system, the youths are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the shining hope and the spring of life, acting as a catalyst to re-establish the lost hope and raise it to the apex level where the problems will be completely scraped off.
To begin, neither a visit with a herbalist nor a fortune teller is required for us to state that, without a doubt, the adolescents of today are the breadcrumbs laid by our leaders without including them in the game. They would rather make them victims than saviors, thugs than excellent and trustworthy leaders. Some of these folks use our young as machines during external tests or even internal exams to get a specific grade in response to a given amount.
During this circumstance, they are exposed to various online facilities, such as looking for questions to be completed, attending the test Hall on behalf of that same person, and sharing that same person’s will if necessary. Have you ever wondered how bad things are getting? We now believe in so-called “expos.” Our mind, body, and soul are no longer attempting to sit tight and prepare for the future.
Teachers, instructors, tutors, mentors, and even guardians. Who is given the mantle of leadership? Who are you supposed to teach? The human being you turned to be Giraffe or the fox you trained to devour each answer sheet you threw at them just for you to protect your reputation? Are you working up to that during school hours or rather you are boycotting to be known for reputable results?
Then, our responsibility must be properly known to us, or rather we will continue to destroy the home of this generation and many generations to come. It’s high time to rise and shun ignorance, about what exactly our roles are, in achieving good governance, leadership, and development in our state.
Moving on, One philosopher, said, ” If your plan is for a year, plant rice, If your plan is for ten years, plant trees, but if your plan is for hundred years and more, plant education your children”. Then, that same child that turns into a youth must perform a certain role. Youths are the bone and blood of the entire society where man lives. As what Kofi Annan said, “A society that cut off its youth severs its lifeline”. Active participation in educational seminars, creating innovations, developing a new technique,s and shunning off any means of examination malpractice should be our top priority.
A nation cannot be built overnight, as Rome was not built in a day. We can’t step into the system whereas we damage the whole abode being machinery. Let’s reinstate the system no matter the position we found ourselves in. Training ourselves for the future before it comes with fiery luggage. As the truth, encapsulated in the last line of the University of Ibadan Anthem, “For a mind that knows, is truly a mind that’s free”.
The hope of getting the pain into gain, for the pain is not in vain, the youths of nowadays, need to be totally involved in Educational system ideology, filling the atmosphere with different innovation. We need to take up the mantle of leadership for those children who are behind us looking forward to all we did and serving as a lubricant for wheels of progress propelling forward to the wonderland, aiming of being a catalyst for pragmatic Educational changes.
Behind the scene, the youth is the major agent in ensuring peace, simultaneously the workshop of the devil. Kidnappers causing havocs brought darkness by kidnapping innocent people and even asking for huge ransoms, endangering many lives; many people suffered the cold hand of death. Likewise, those so-called machineries too fettered the mind of our youth and see that as a way of sourcing for fund especially brilliant one and even the mind of not aiming to read has become the habit of most especially Secondary school leavers writing WAEC or NECO.
After a long run, you turned their race to be full of fantasy. We cant produce creativity, innovation and we’ll capable youth into the Society. Then, the youth can actually stop this by standing again with any form of malpractice. It sounds odd right?? Think about the future, not present days, Think about the generations to come when you too will be off enough to curb this illegal act but won’t be able to because the root hasn’t been uprooted but rather firmly dug into.
We ought to live in peace and establish a peaceful colony. We also reaffirm the importance of freedom, peace, and security, respect for all human rights, and an adequate Educational system. To arrest the decadence of this System in our country, let’s treasure our country and fight against any destruction. Time to rise as a youth and Stand against any form of MALPRACTICE during early-stage or even old stage.
Let’s join hand with the government, important stakeholders and respect their opinion, for them protecting the system Is for us to take our impact too by shunning exam malpractice and even turning out the misfortune in disguise of becoming Machinery, in this, spell the real indigenous youth of GIANT of Africa.
In addition, time to work and discover our hidden talent, get into different entrepreneurial skills, walk out our ideas in every aspect of life and set our thought on the parachute of development so as to build and develop our country. We need some measure of Innovation, creativity, and fresh vigor. Socrates said, ” Education means creating a sound mind in a sound body”. According to educationists, she said, ” Illiterate of this 21st century aren’t those that can’t read or write, but those that can’t learn and unlearn”.
Let’s learn to be creative and solve the societal problem in our different communities, with that we are becoming great thinkers. Youth are critical thinkers of society. Government should contribute their own quotas too by funding the youth while the youth should invent and think about the development of the Country.
Finally, the road isn’t to be trekked alone, the whole process of changing the detrimental factors and to be a panacea to the problem isn’t to be alone. The situation is like an adult Baobab tree that couldn’t accommodate just one if both arms are deployed. Teachers, mentors, or instructors too should contribute their own quotas to this but creating their respective classes to be interactive enough, go beyond the textbook.
Let’s do believe everyone can succeed. Everyone has a spark within them, just tell them where the light is. Don’t work into their mind. Stop spoon-feeding them inside the exam by you calling it a favor, do your best to teach them all.
The amount of capable youth that is not built upon the pillars of malpractices is those that can strive to shun it off and the government too should create valuable and qualitative textbooks for students in Public schools. All hands must be on deck. Then, we are already making the whole system great through the process we believe in.
Conclusively, drawing a plan is different from implementing the plan.
Our youths should be given the time to rise and learn a lot about our educational system, and for them not to machinery. Let’s all teach them what is right at the right time and right place. If we certainly act well, the changed result is ascertained. Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youths, but we can build our youths for the future”.
Describing the responsibility of youths in the development of the nation generally is like stating the responsibility of a father to son. LEADERS OF TOMORROW AND EVEN THE PARTNERS OF TODAY’S LEADER