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World Students Day raises question on academic quality of schools

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 WORLD students day is celebrated on 15th October globally. The date is the birthday anniversary of the great Indian scientist and former president of India, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was loved by students across India. He loved to teach and always  encouraged students to learn more.

Due to his love for education and students, including his focus and effort in promoting education, the United Nations (UN) declared his birthday (October 15) the ‘World Students Day’ in 2010.

Being the most loved president of India, the youths of India admired him and looked up to him as a teacher and a guide. He always encouraged students to dream big and work hard for their dreams.

His sudden and unfortunate demise on July 27, 2015, shocked the nation. He took his last breath while doing what he loved the most.

While delivering a lecture to students, he fell down from the stage as a result of stroke and passed away almost instantly.

He is reputed for spending his life for the betterment of nature, society and students. But one revelation from the streets during this years event is that many students are unaware of it.

From the moment we are born, till the day we take our last breath, learning never stops. A student learns many things throughout his or her academic education.

While speaking on the day, Miss Nkechi John, a senior student of Community Secondary School, Amasea, said, “It’s a nice feeling knowing that there is a World Student Day. I am proud to be a student and this is a day all students should reflect and focus on why they are in school”.

Miss Chinenye Okorie, also a student of the same school, added,” Education is the best thing parents can give to their children. Parents and government should make effort to take children off the street”.

Chidozie Ofor, a 200 level of Political Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) called for a total restructuring of the education sector stating, that the standard of education in Nigeria is seriously dropping. He advised that more professional hands should be injected into the system so that quality knowledge will be passed.

Victor Emeneka had a different opinion. He advised youths to revive their interest on acquiring knowledge, stating that the quest to make money fast and young is one of the reasons for the drop of high pursuit in degree and education.

 

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