Dr. Mercy Umeri, assistant teaching professor at the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs at Wichita State University., wrote about the Nigerian public education system in Leadership News, a leading newspaper in Nigeria. In the article, she challenges the leaders and elected officials to look into the educational system and make the needed changes for the country.
“One of the things I would love to see would be a manifesto for education,” she wrote. “A country cannot rise beyond its educational system. Nelson Mandela once said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’ So how are we changing ours?”