Speaking Monday in Port Harcourt at the opening of this year’s Rivers state education summit, organised by the state government, Soyinka said poor knowledge of the teachings of Islam was the bane of the sect.
According to him, some of the greatest philosophers in history were Muslims; adding that there was need for members of Boko Haram to be re-educated about the religion.
“Boko Haram are not educated enough about their religion to know that some of the greatest philosophers came from the religion. They have been taught one track line (Monorail) about the religion. They need to be re educated about the religion”, he said.
Soyinka, who was Chairman of the opening session admonished government to take urgent steps to redress the decay in the nation’s university system, stressing that he was happy to be invited to the summit to be part of a move to rebuild the educational system.
The keynote address was given by Professor Emeritus, Ayo Banjo.