Higher institutions of learning in Nigeria produce half-baked graduates with huge character deficit due to lack of propriety, ethical goodness and moral rectitude among others, Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri, has said.
Omeri, who was represented by Director, Planning, Research and Statistics at the agency, Barrister Bennert Tagwai, said this at a re-orientation programme at the College of Education, Minna, Niger State.
He said: “Regrettably, our tertiary institutions of learning have reached a crisis point where all forms of social vices have expression. The trend has led to the production of half-baked graduates, who later find their way into public and private sectors of the nation’s economy. The concern of institutions of higher learning should be, in addition to academic excellence, the genuineness of character and moral uprightness of its products. NOA is more than ever determined to seek ways of leading the nation’s youth back to the straight and narrow path of propriety, ethical goodness and moral rectitude”.
He said the new campaign embarked upon by his agency is geared toward strengthening dialogue among young people, policy makers and the rest to society with a view of promoting meaningful engagement at different levels. (Daily Trust)
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