The Standard of Learning
A moderate standard of learning must include the ability of a child to be able to spell ordinary words, correctly to write legibly and intelligently, to make out or check a common bill, to have sufficient geographical knowledge to know the position of the countries of the world and above all to be sufficiently acquainted with the Scriptures.
In every part of Nigeria today, most children leave school without attaining these standards.
The present system of education at all levels of government is not only bad for the children but also for the teachers. The teaching profession has been debased by the government and the devices of the teachers.
Parents have a major duty to their children, but most parents habitually neglect this major duty.
Untrained teachers and bad methods of teaching, projects by contractors that were not inspected with adequate motive, un-revised or ill-revised policies and the complete absence of all organizations of schools in relation to one another constitute an unspecified number of evils of public and private schools in Nigeria.
The allocations in the budgets of the Federal and State Government over the years to the education sector has had little or no impact on the sector.