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The New 6-3-3-4 System of Education Will Be Beneficial to The Youths of Nigeria
|The New 6-3-3-4 System of Education Will Be Beneficial to The Youths of Nigeria by Editor: 5:02 pm On February 14, 2017|
WAEC JUNE 1988 ENGLISH THEORY QUESTION
THE NEW 6-3-3-4 OF EDUCATION WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO YOUTHS OF NIGERIA
The Principal and Staff, Mr. Moderator, Fellow Students, Ladies and Gentlemen. I say good morning to all of you. I am David Frank from Ikeja Grammer School. I am here this morning to propose the motion that the new system of education will be of immense benefit to the youths of Nigeria.
To put the cart before the horse, an introductory remark or definition of the new system is vital. It emphasizes equally and blends basic theoretical teachings with practical training in diverse useful areas like bakery, auto-mrchanics, woodworks, welding, computer studies and so on and so forth. Its superiority over the old system cannot be over-emphasized.
The system develops the non- academic talents or skills of our young boys and girls. By the end of the first three years in college, most learners would have been properly exposed to carpentry, bakery, welding and a host of other technical professions. This set of college graduates will not wait for paid jobs before they fend for themselves with their hands and tools.
The technical skills acquired in secondary schools can be easily further developed in higher institutions of learning like polytechnics and technical colleges because the learner technicians also have academic qualifications that will enable them to pass the matriculation examinations.
Even those who go to universities to be engineers, doctors, teachers, accountants and other professionals will find very useful in their adult lives the technical skills in farming, carpentry, tailoring, welding, carving, plumbing, auto-engineering, typing and so on acquired in secondary school. An adult lawyer, for instance, may easily do some plumbing repairs in his apartment without the assistance of the full-time plumber.
One big advantage of the 6-3-3-4 system of education is that it will reduce drastically the rate of youth unemloyment and the disturbing or retrogressive phenomenon of ‘area boys’ in our society. The excuse that people can’t feed themselves because they couldn’t attend tertiary institutions will not be tenable.
My fellow debaters, distinguished audience, the new system of education will reduce our dependence on foreign technicians who troop into Nigeria to make a lot of money and only repatriate it while we are made poorer. We all know how many foreign carpenters, tailors, welders, shoemakers and menders and so on who were in Nigeria prior to the introduction of this new educational system. The exploitation by foreigners who are not more qualified than their Nigerian counterparts was made possible because they attended technical colleges similar yo our new system.
The new system is beneficial to the youths because it gives technical training and skills to those that need them, and enables those who want to be professionals to do so without any setbacks or hindrance. It is a system of education that enables our youths to kill many birds with one stone.
I thank you all for your attention.
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