One of the well known problems Nigeria faces today is the quality of education provided for it’s tomorrow’s leaders. You’ll agree with me beyond any reasonable doubt that education is very important (regardless of what many so called motivational speakers always tell us).

A good education (in comparison with a bad one) will provide our youth with an increased chance of taking advantage of opportunities to be successful in life. Unfortunately, some people have it better than others. This is not an issue of Babcock University or Covenant University being better than FUNAAB. Rather we are talking about whole classes of Nigerian youths being denied a proper education that will prepare them to compete in a job market with their peers and have same access to the Big Nigerian Dream.

Disparity in educational quality is delayed by financial status and to a lesser extent, exposure.

Taking it back to primary and secondary school students, for those that live in a poor neighborhood or are a minority, there is a good chance that the schools they attend are lacking many necessities. While the rich ensure their kids attend the best schools and enjoy high graduating rates, the poor and middle class continue to lag behind. Not surprisingly, because job opportunities are lessen for dropouts, these two groups have the highest incarceration rates.

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