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Monday, December 14, 2020

Shocker - Many Nigerian Graduates Cannot Read Or Write?

 Who agrees with this statement?





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    1. Isn't it evident here? Lol

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    2. Very true, starting from Aso Rock , to d Law Makers & all d spheres of d society. Na today?

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    3. How ignorant can anyone be? I was a lecturer at UNIZIK in the East for many years and I can tell you that I had to teach many undergraduates reading and writing from scratch. It is a general epidermic in Nigeria which is a side effect of being able to buy virtually ANYTHING with money. Kabe special centre in Anambra has contributed a quota too. Many of them buy admissions with poor JAMB scores while hardworking students with scores over 200 struggle to be given admissions that are LEGITIMATELY theirs. It is just another side effect of a corrupt society.

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    4. Yes,Nigeria now has a lot of private schools with WARC,neck,jamb and GCE special centres.
      I wrote these exams on my own then,when Naija was better but you see these 1990 to 20() most are special centres candidates.
      When they enter a Federal school that doesn't tolerate malpractice, they are mostly probated or expelled.

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  2. I guess they are referring to the Northern graduates.

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    1. They're more on here than in the north

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    2. in the concluded SnM many BVs started their sentence with AM instead of I Am..... bv dede ugonna

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    3. You are not serious @ shooter gyal.hehehehehe.

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    4. Anon 11:44 , that's another angle. Shooter πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    5. Lmao anon you're funny!!!
      But its not a joke , it is a national epidemic,
      We can see how people write even on this blog.

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    6. ....and if they're corrected, they'll ask you "who English help?"

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  3. Yes, majority of them are from d north. During my service year in kano... Hmmm. Itswell.com

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    1. I had a staff from UniJos who could not write o. I kid you not. My predecessor employed her and she was always uncooperative with me whenever I give an assignment in written form. I decided to draw her close and lo and behold, she was helpless. I devoted 1hour after work to teach this girl capital letters, small letters, punctuations....πŸ™†‍♀️. Instead of appreciating me she became angry after just one week. Me too I tire. She went back to being difficult. I think she heard I had put her up to be fired and she resigned. Come and see resignation letter naw!

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  4. Someone that can't make a sentence let alone write will pass English in his/her WAEC/NeCO. Them plenty for North o.

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  5. The uncle is using the north to judge the whole country. Shame.

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    1. This your position is untrue though. It cuts across the country

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  6. Yes o.majority of the northerners

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  7. Let's stop saying this problem exists only in the North. It is everywhere, even SW

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    1. It's terribly worse in the north.

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    2. It is worse in the North and they are the ones being employed

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  8. Sad reality..It is very true sir but you are the Minister Of Education What policies have you put in place and enforce that Education must be treated as Premium!! ASUU has been on strike for almost year what is your contribution to stop these strikes..You are pointing a finger yet the 4 points back at you! I don't know why you are telling us, tell us instead what you are doing!! UBE running effectively in all regions of the country

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    1. He is reporting his own absolute failure and incompetence

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  9. If they read and write, how do they pass talkless of graduating.it cannot be that bad now.

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  10. It is true.
    Many Nigerian graduates can't write nor speak.
    It is a shame. The education system keeps declining.

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  11. Haaa,Stella is that a question?
    I know how many people i've written official letters for.
    Most times,I avoid reading so comments cos of bad grammar so it won't affect me.
    We should do better pls.

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    1. Same way your comment have affected me. What is " I avoid reading so comments cos of bad grammar"?

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    2. Anon 10:31 correct nothing do you πŸ’ͺ

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    3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ una wicked for this blog.

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    4. Anon 10.31 trying to correct dietitian nezz..look at your blunderoh 🀣!!
      It is "has affected me,not "have affected me. Bye tabo mistress😝

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    5. Coward 10:31,you are the one they are talking about.Iti!!!
      Add "me" to it and have some sense.Special centre candidate.



      Dietitian Nezz

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    6. Dietitian Nezz, you made an error in your first comment. You could not even check to ensure you typed WAEC and NECO correctly, yet, you are concurring with the allusion that graduates can neither read nor write. If you really want to show your grammatical prowess,you probably should stop using contractions too, like you did in the second comment above. How ironic? Take the log out of your eyes before you start helping others remove the speck in theirs.
      P.S I am not a "special center candidate" and I am not the first anon who responded to you either. If you want to come to equity, come with clean hands.

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  12. He's referring to himself and his Aboki brethren.

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  13. It's not a shocker, it's the sad truth.

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  14. Stella, he is right. I lecture part time, in a federal institution of learning. In the school:
    •Many of the students can't construct simple sentences. To write sef, is story for another day.
    •A few GNS lecturers use Yoruba to sometimes teach an English class.
    •Once exams are over(as will happen in some days time), lecturers will start disturbing other lecturers to make sure their "candidates", mostly females get an "A". When you check the said student's exam booklet, she would have written NOTHING, except your questions. When you say you can't do it, you are told, "her owner" is an oga at the top. What I do is, I give the lecturer who was sent to me, the booklets himself to mark. I can't and won't do it.
    •When students fail, you can be given back the results to go and amend it, because, "students must not fail". Some students know this and misbehave.
    •You catch a student cheating in the exam hall? Be ready to entertain "guests" in your house before the week is over. Anything your eyes see, you take am.
    •People are employed almost on a daily because they have connections in the school or Abuja or because they can pay 1.2million for the job. And when they get it, you begin to wonder, if they actually attended any university themselves.
    •You see lecturers coming to the class with their friends who help them teach whilst they sit at the back bcos they can't communicate in (simple) English or they know not what to teach sef.
    •You see students who can even teach the lecturer what he is teaching/lecturing them.
    •You see an institution where you can't be converted to a permanent staff bcos, you have no connection, you refuse to marry one of the alhajis, even though you are a Christian, or you can't pay the 1.2m. But they know you are super good at what you do.
    •You see a school where the students have refused to see beyond their noses, instead, they continually say, "English ain't their language" or whatever it is they say.
    •You see a school, where an "exceptional student", who scored, say 98, will have his mark chopped off, bcos to them, "it is impossible".
    •You see a school, where the hod of a dept can wake up one morning and say the students in his department will no longer take a borrowed course because some of them failed. And so it shall be.
    •You see a school where the rector and "his gang", make decisions that will affect lives of students negatively, over bottles of drinks and on the laps and pussies of women.

    See, ma'am, the list can go on and on but, I just taya.
    Don't post, if I ain't anonymous, please.

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    1. God bless you! I just replied another comment above based on my experience as a UNIZIK lecturer. Many Nigerians are still in denial of how bad it is. Yet they demand to be employed after "settling" their way through school.

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    2. Na wa o
      The one that is married to my ex now. Chai!!!
      A graduate but can't form a simple sentence. I had to sternly warn her to stop sending me her headache inducing messages.
      It's not just in the north. I've gone to a church before and a woman was testifying how her lecturer helped her to do sorting and she was able to go for service. This is a woman that even if the letter A is as big as she won't know

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  15. He’s sha not referring to me

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  16. How will they know when you people are always on strike, jokers.

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  17. He needs to be specific, northern graduates

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  18. Who are the people that cut down Entrance Exam scores and JAMB scores in in their Geopolitical region? THE NORTHERNERS.

    Who are the ones that use quota system to bypass set standards in everything in the country? THE NORTHERNERS.

    Who are the ones with the worst underdeveloped region in the country? THE NORTHERNERS.

    Who are the ones who have ruled the country most? THE NORTHERNERS.

    Would it get better anytime soon? NO!

    Dear Minister of Education, you already know the problem. SOLVE IT! 🚢‍♀️🚢‍♀️🚢‍♀️

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  19. Frequent common mistakes I've observed over the years...

    1. Not knowing how to use being Vs been.

    2. Not knowing when to use were Vs where.

    3. Using 'am' in place of I am or I'm.

    4. Adding 's' to words that are mass nouns or collective nouns (ie. plural form). Eg. staff-staffs; stuff-stuffs; advice-advices; furniture-furnitures! There is no need to add 's' - they are already plural.

    5. Using 'an', which is an indefinite article to precede all words beginning with 'h'. The number of times I've seen people say, "an hospital" or "an hair" on this blog is incalculable. The only time you use 'an' before a h-word, is when the 'h' is silent.
    Eg. Hour is pronounced "our", so an hour is correct. Heir is pronounced, "eir", so an heir is correct. An hospital is wrong because the 'h' is sounded out. An helicopter is wrong because we actually pronounce the "h". The same applies to hair, horse, etc.

    6. Describing people as on [insert piece of clothing]. I often see people say, "the woman on blue dress" or "the man on brown trousers". They are not standing on the articles of clothing, so the correct term is IN.

    7. Not knowing when to use cloth Vs clothes.

    8. Using 'by' instead of 'at' when referring to a date/time. Unless the meeting does not have a definite time of commencement, it is wrong to say 'BY' 11am. That implies that it could happen any time before 11 am. Say, 'AT' 11am.

    These are just some of the ones I could remember, off the top of my head!

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    1. Lose vs loose and There vs their nko? Irritating af!

      I pray these ones that had low quality education get to screenshot this comment and learn. Ahn ahn it's too much abeg

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    2. Thanks for the above. I've come to realize that a child's educational foundation has to be strong for him/her to be able to wade through issues like this you noted above.

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    3. In addition to what you wrote, when they write stucked or stocked as the past tense of "stick". I see it a lot on this blog. My people biko,the past tense of stick is stuck.

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    4. The sad thing is this blog is also a learning avenue but people get offended when corrected.

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  20. That’s why it’s good to have a good foundation in primary and secondary schools. Good writing and speaking skills start from primary school and it gets solidified in secondary school.

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  21. The one that drains me out the most is when l read, "am so happy today"

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  22. It is not only in the North. In my NYSC I could not count how many supposed graduates couldn’t sign their name for registration or even in the Book of Life! And their results were 2.1 and 2.2! But they could barely read or write

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