The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the educational sector so as to arrest the rapidly declining educational standard.
The NBA also called on the government to champion the move for the removal of immunity clause, which the constitution vests on serving governors and the president in order for the fight against corruption to yield a positive result. This was made known in a communique issued at the end of its two-day Peace and Security Summit held in Abuja and signed by its President, Okey Wali (SAN).
According to the association,”Government should declare a state of emergency in the educational sector in order to arrest the rapidly declining educational standard and thereby obviate a looming and horrendous future of Nigeria of 20 to 30 years from now being dominated by ill-educated and ill-equipped citizenry.
“Governments at all levels should as a matter of urgency introduce scholarship schemes for the singular purposes of taking the loitering millions of children off the streets and into schools – possibly boarding schools – and thereby keep them away from the reach and influence of crimes of different shades and colors”.