THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN REVIVING EDUCATION IN THE SOUTH-EAST ZONE OF NIGERIA

AUTHOR: A. E. AFIGBO (NNOM)

AFFILIATION: ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU- ABIA STATE

 Sages have often said it that the past is like a rose whose faded petals are forever sweet. The popular view among the Igbo, and a blanket view for that matter, is that the golden age in our educational history already lies in the past. It is this popular view that informs the topic assigned to me by the organisers of today’s event for treatment before this august gathering. Hence it is assumed that the role of government in the attempt to deal with the educational crisis that faces Ndi Igbo today is one’ revival. In my own humble opinion the role of government is one of revival. It is also not one of revival. In other words, the matter is not as simple as it would appear to be on the surface. What are the facts? Modern, that is Western, education, the education we are talking about at this conference, was introduced into Igboland about more than half a century after it had been in existence in Yorubaland. But within about fifty years of its introduction, Ndi Igbo had gained a reputation nationwide, and indeed worldwide, as a people second to none in their thirst and desire for the commodity and for the fact that they would go to any length to acquire it.

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