Bankole laments Nigeria’s falling standard of education
The former Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Hon Dimeji Bankole, has lamented
the falling standard of education in the country,
urging all tiers of government to look into the
Bankole who spoke in Abeokuta, yesterday, at the
Grand Finale of the Muslim Students’ Society of
Nigeria (MSSN), Ogun State Unit maiden Secondary
Schools competition appealed to the teachers to
instill good moral into their students .
He said “I think is not rocket science that the
standard is not what it should be. I believe the
government whether State or Federal should look
into the situation and hopefully things will get
better for the future of the country.
Bankole who is the Chairman of the occassion
pointed out that though religious studies were good,
but, the teachers should try and concentrated more
in teaching the students their core subjects in order
to develop their intellect.
“I think students all over Nigeria are always ready
to rise up to any challenge the authorities give to
them, I hope and I pray our system works towards
not giving the students a serious challenge.
On his opinion on what the fundamental focus
should be, Bankole said “I am still observing and
when I finish my observations, I will give you my
fundamental focus. This is my first time in such
event and I am grateful that I was invited to come
and look and observe how our kids are enjoying
education and learning from it”.
The MSSN B-Zone Amir, Alhaji Mushafau Kehinde
Alaran in his speech commended the court ruling in
Lagos State on the usage of hijabs in schools,
saying “We are happy with the judgement. It made
us to believe in Nigeria judiciary”.
He urged all the State Governors to allow the usage
of hijabs in the schools, stressing that there
shouldn’t be any agitation before the students could
be allow to wear hijab to schools.
” Don’t allow us to agitate before we can wear it,
don’t allow us to agitate to know our right because
wearing it, is our right”.
He enjoined all Nigerians to be tolerant, insisting
“The society is going to disarray because we fail to
follow the instruction and disrespect to our
The Cleric disclosed that the MSSN was in full
support of the anti-graft war of President
Muhammadu Buhari and therefore appealed to all
Nigerians to be patient with the present
”We appreciate the anti-graft war of this present
administration, we want all asundry to imbibe it.
Let us be patient with him in his move to look for
an eligatarian society. What the President is
fighting is a culminated situation moreover Rome
was not built in a day. We must all exercise caution
to feel the impact of good governance”
On the elongation of the Eid-el-Filtri celebration,
Alaran said ” Muslims are not lazy, we are
assiduous. We should not be castigate for whatever
reason. I employ all the people to abide with what
that is preach in churches and mosques”.
Alaran urged all the nations of the world to
He said ” This is a global challenge. Let us allow
peace to reign and do things with the fear of the
Lord that they will account for everything they have
The Unit President, Alhaji Saheed Amisu said that
the MSSN National President, Malam Muhammad
Jemeel at NEC meeting in Minna, Niger state
identified the need to empower secondary schools
hence the reason why they staged the competition.
He lamented that secondary schools which was
known for academic and moral excellence was now
known for theatre of criminal activities.
Amisu commended the State government for their
efforts towards education development in the State
and called on the government to expedite action in
completing the building of the model schools.
He charged the ministry of education to encourge
moral education in the schools in the State,
insisting “MSSN believes that this effort will go a
long way in encouraging our young ones to stand
for academic excellence”.