Falling Standard Of Education In Nigeria: Who Is To Be Blame?

INTRODUCTION The concept of educational attainment drop is a relative term as there are no well-defined tools to measure it with the highest reliability and validity. Because of this, scholars’ opinions on the concept vary. These academics see it from different perspectives depending on what angle each of them is looking at. Babalola, A (2006) sees the concept in the admission of Nigerian university products to universities in developed countries.


That the top six Nigerian universities (Ibadan University, Ile Ife, Lagos, Benin, Nsukka and Zaria) could compete with their products with all other universities in the world as their products were demanded by Harvard University, Cambridge, Oxford and London for admission to his postgraduate courses. May these students achieve record results and upon graduation be employed by the best multinational companies and corporations worldwide, unlike today when no Nigerian universities are ranked among the top 6,000 universities in the world. (Adeniyi, Bello (2008) in Why Not Worry About Rankings). View the standard of how universities contribute to the knowledge and solving of the problems that plague mankind. According to Gateway to the Nation (2010), the University of Ibadan is ranked 6340th in the world.


In Africa, the University of Ibadan is ranked 57th, the OAU is ranked 69th, and South African universities are leaders in Africa. It also uses written and spoken English as a criterion to measure the level of education, which the University of London studied in West Africa and the result showed that teachers trained by colonial teachers were better than those trained by indigenous teachers. It also used staff, funding, foundation, origin, and students as the standard of education. Education Standard
by Dike, V. (2003) indicates how education contributes to public health (or a nation’s socio-political and economic development).


Educational standard for passing or failing external exams such as WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, JAMB (NOW UTME) among others. Teachers Without Boarders (2006) analyzes educational standards in terms of how schools’ products can be measured by outcomes. In this way, school leavers contribute to society in cognitive, affective and psychomotor terms. I will use students to refer to both students and alumni, I will use director to refer to both principals and principals.