Nigeria producing graduates more dangerous than illiterates – Afe Babalola

John Ogunsemore
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The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe BabalolaSAN says the standard of education has declined considerably in Nigeria, noting that the country was now producing graduates that were more dangerous than illiterates.

According to him, many so-called graduates cannot defend their certificates.

Afe Babalola noted that Nigeria was headed for dire straits if nothing was done to arrest the trend.

The Punch reported that the legal luminary stated this during a reception for 37-year-old Prof Damilola Sunday Olawuyi, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships of the institution who recently became a SAN.

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“Due to poor education, Nigeria is today producing graduates whose education makes them more dangerous than uneducated people.

“Today, Nigeria produces graduates who cannot write simple and correct sentences, graduates who do not understand the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs, graduates who cannot defend their certificates.

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“Whereas our towns will only be better if we have quality education, our nation will be better if we have quality education and the world will be better if we have quality education.

Afe Babalola is 91 years old.

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