Pastor Tunde Bakare cried out at high crime rates, unemployment under the Buhari Govt
The Latter Rain Assembly’s Pastor Tunde Bakare called for a complete overhaul of the country’s education system to create the right student graduate value.
Bakare revealed this to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on the sidelines of the annual goalkeeper meetings of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York on Friday.
According to him, the current system has significant consequences for young people’s economic growth and life outcomes, adding that poverty and crime rates are currently high.
In order to address these problems and reverse the ugly trend, he said education should be a priority for any state.
Bakare said: “In the past, there are daily jobs, car loans and other facilities that will keep you in the country once you come out of the university.
“At the moment, job creation has become a major problem due to the lack of employment. Our youth are now committing crime and benefiting from illegal proceeds and kidnapping.
“But we can inject new ideas with the right policy in place that will create jobs for our people.
“I know the right leadership will come from God. I find them a new non-greed breed that will respect others and start creating opportunities for us in our countries.
“About 50% of our youth are out of work and 25% of them are out of school. So there is something fundamentally wrong with our educational system that produces semi-illiterates. “Thus, the pastor called on the government, among other things, to reform the educational curriculum.
He said Nigeria needed better-trained students, capable of dealing with and winning in the world.
Bakare also called on the current government to introduce additional initiatives to tackle increasing poverty and inequality in Nigeria.
NAN recalls that the World Bank’s 2018 Human Capital Index Report showed that an average child born in Nigeria will be successful just 34 percent when he or she grows up after completing education and in good health.
Kids in Nigeria can expect to complete 8.2 years of pre-primary, secondary, and high school by age 18, according to the World Bank.
Furthermore, when school years are calculated for educational performance, this is only equal to 4.2 years, indicating a four-year age difference.
Additionally, the 2019 Inequality Report of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that the level of education people receive varies depending on the area they live in the state or local government.