Tuesday, December 06, 2011
A: At the moment things are looking very bleak
B: But we can’t just throw in the towel and give up
C: Can we think of a more creative ways to tackle youth unemployment?
D: Decisions have to be made, by individuals and government leaders
E: Experiential learning needs to be added to our curriculum to boost employability
F: Failure to realize that classroom education alone is not enough will keep throwing us back to square one
G: Government leaders need to allocate more budgets to Education- formal education and informal education alike to meet the challenges facing today’s education system
H: How do we ensure that the money allocated for education is directly spent on the right projects?
I: Individuals must take up the watch-dog role of keeping the government leaders accountable
J: Judging by the way things are, we have been too complacent for too long
K: Keep in mind that what affects us today have a rippling effect on generations to come
L: Lagos state (Nigeria) just adopted a no child left behind policy to ensure all children have access to education. Other states can take a cue from this
M: Marginalized youth, youth with disability and children of the extremely poor must not be left behind
N: No child must be left. This is not a cliché
O: other factors militating against the implementation of such policies must be tackled head-on
P: Policies on education should go beyond paper work. Implementation is key
Q: Qualitative education must never be compromised by government, teachers, parents and students. But what is qualitative education?
R: Remember the changes we want to see in the education system cannot be realized unless we all play our part
S: Several people know what is wrong with the education system. Now is the time to start thinking solutions
T: The bedrock of the development of every nation starts with qualitative education
U: UNESCO should not be left alone to tackle the challenges of universal access to education, it is everybody’s business
V: Verify the education situation in your country to know how to speak out
W: When we talk about education, it goes beyond classroom learning
X: X-ray the caliber of people who are championing the education system. Are they tired old policy makers and ministers?
Y: Youth empowerment is vital for youth employability
Z: Zealously seeking solutions to the problems of education is my business, as well as yours. What do you think?
First posted on Youth. Skills. Work
Posted by Jennifer Ehidiamen at 3:00 PM