University of Lagos, Nigeria – Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Poor record keeping is another bane of the school and perhaps the worst terror confronting the students. Not only is the faculty careless the way it handles results it also indiscriminately manufactures examination results for Sandwich candidates. One of the most common discrepancies is when the result a candidate wrote down from the score sheet of his lecturer/examiner is different from the one that is compiled for him/her when the Sandwich Department releases collated results or at the end of it all when he is about to collect the certificate. Invariably it is at such crucial moment that quite a few discover that they had a carry over in some courses! Cruel, isn’t it? It is worse now that results are delayed indefinitely this is because even most lecturers can no longer remember the student making complaint to them(he/she completed the course three to four years ago! ) and many can not figure out where the score sheet is. So when you go to complain you meet a dead end; the lecturer insists he has released the result to the office of Sandwich studies while the office insists it is not with them. Two examples will serve to illustrate the worst of it all. A respected member of the faculty went on sabbatical (or left the school). He taught several undergraduate and post graduate courses. For example he taught a course in 2006 to PGDE students. He was the excuse of the department for delay in release of collated results and certificates for that set of students because, they claimed, he did not release any of his results before traveling. However, those who know him well (fellow lecturers)quietly vouched for him that he could never do that. The man, several countries away, had to take the bull by the horn: pay a visit to Nigeria and, did the unusual, re-conducted the examination for the few of his old students who could be notified and attended (a few years after they were supposed to have graduated!) All along he had insisted that he submitted all the missing scores to the administrative staffs of the Sandwich Office. He then took it upon himself to spend a few days in the school’s archive to search for the marked scripts. He found them and thereafter, strangely, the Sandwich Office found the rest of his scores and identified the culprit who misplaced them. That was in September 2009! As at August 27, 2010 the rest of the results have not been released nor certificates issued to at least 70 out of 110 PGDE students who should have graduated in 2006. The same with the undergraduate students who are much more. Yet the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos keeps on as if nothing is wrong, the Dean of the Faculty of Education then Professor Ajeyalemi, and Dr N. R. Ikonta now ( the sub dean is Dr Okoli), sleep while the Vice Chancellor of the University snores. Mrs P O M Togunbo is the Admission Officer School of Post Studies. Maybe if other qualified and experienced persons are employed to handle the courses under the supervision of Unilag lecturers the results of sandwich students will no longer be delayed or postponed. Sandwich examinations are usually conducted between October and December but often when lectures resume in August of the following year the lecturers would not have marked examination scripts. Yes, they mention it themselves. They just dump it somewhere to concentrate on the new session of full-time post-graduate and under-graduate students. And when they do mark the scripts they have to be begged to let students who wrote them see their scores. Or they claim to have sent the scores to the administrative staffs in the Sandwich Office from whom it can be checked. But, always the admin staff will claim ignorance of any such thing. It could be very frustrating as you never know who to hold responsible. All results are mysteriously compilled and shown to you( including those you never saw) after your final examination in your final year. This is when many students discover that they have carry-overs in their freshman or sophomore years. Many of these lecturers (respected ladies and gentle men) are alumni of foreign schools. Is this how they run universities in Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Moscow to mention a few? If the lecturers or admin staff members want their palms greased, guess what, many students will willingly bribe them to see the results! After all it will save you an extra year! Some lecturers and admin staffs are tin gods when it comes to allowing students check examination scores. You can not say any of them is too responsible to be one of those who will not allow students see the outcome of the examination they wrote. No, you can not. To, rightfully, wish to know your score in examinations is akin to seeking a visa to migrate to America. To try to seek redress when you know that the result you saw is incomplete or there seems to be a discrepancy, maybe you wrote a test that was not recorded for you, is like planning to cross the Sahara Desert or Antarctica– herculean! A well known lecturer who is a religious figure and regularly travels overseas for holiday is a study in this: he is swarthy, burly and surly. It is not unusual for results compiled for you when examinations results are officially released to be different from the one you actually saw in the score sheets of the lecturers. Often results are so carelessly handled that you wonder if what you are told is your score is genuine. The sandwich examination results of one of the most respected lecturers (mentioned earlier)was misplaced like that. This actually seemed like malice afore thought. Maybe someone in the faculty or among the admin staff did not like him and WANTED TO USE HIS WORK TO PUNISH HIM!
Yes, we are few, scattered and too matured to carry out an extremely violent unrest to forever teach the faculty an unforgettable lesson. But, in our own way, we will do what we can for two reasons: to free ourselves, and to save future generations of students – mostly fellow teachers like us who will unknowingly come to pursue academic studies in the University of Lagos from a fate like this.

STUDY MATERIALS: Now let us take a close look at the books they recommend to us. First, each of them is the writer of his own books, for his own courses, and will never recommend a book from any other source, even a Nobel Prize winner. This is for pecuniary purposes. If these are truly well trained teachers themselves why not write text books that will compete with foreign books in the international market? Why can,t these persons write books that can be recommended by foreign schools in other countries for their students. That is foreign schools such as the University of Alabama, the Massachuset Institute of Technology, University of Cairo etc. It is doubtful that any private university in Nigeria with an eye to the future will put any of these types of books on the reading list for its students. Of course anyone can ‘create’ a book since all it will take is to copy ideas from all sorts of foreign writers who wrote on such topic earlier and put their names at the back of the book as references to avoid accusations of plagiarism.
Let us peruse some of such books that can never be recommended elsewhere except University of Lagos, Nigeria!

1) Growth and Development ( A Practical Guide To The Study Of Educational Psychology)
by Olayinka, M.S. & Omoegun Mopelola
ISBN 978-35634-4-4-0
Publishers: Onas B Press, Bariga, Lagos.
Unacademically, there is no date in the book.

The Forward was written by the then Dean of the Faculty of Education of the Lagos State University, Ojo: Prof( Mrs) Bolarin, T. A.

THE CONTENT includes
.Stage Theories of Development
.Genetic Factors that Determine Development

.Environmental Influences on Growth and
Development
.Problem of Individual Differences
.Understanding Child’s Psychology For Better
Management
etc

REFERENCES: books by notable academics like Sorenson, H and M. Alm M., R.F. Silverman,
T. Gordon,
E.R. Hilgard,
I. Bulua and A. Mai,
O.M. Omoegun(Literamed 1995)

Can these books be used in the Harvard University, any university in China, Singapore, Ghana, Cottonou even Lagos Business school here in Nigeria?

2) THE ADULT LEARNER a psychological analysis
by ’Supo Jegede
Publisher: University of Lagos Press, 2003.
ISBN 978-017-618-7

He dedicated the book to Odunola, Okunola and Anjolaolu likely than not these are his children.
The Content of the book, which can never be recommended or sited elsewhere includes
The Adult – Understanding the Adult and Adulthood
Experience as a Characteristic of the Adult
Learning and Learning Theories
Counselling the Adult
etc
REFERENCES: His references includes books by notable academics such as:
G.C. Mueller,
G. Kraus,
he himself ’Supo Jegede,
D. F. Hultsh and F. Deutsch,
Hampton L. Carson,
A. Crump,
M. Domjan etc

3) Introduction to Guidance and Counselling(A Basic Text for Tertiary Institutions)
by Ayoka Mopelola Olusakin & M. Bassey Ubangha
ISBN 978-33376-1-0. 1996
Publisher KSP & Depet Publishers
7, Olorunsogo Street, Oremeji, Mokola, Ibadan.

Nigerians wear their religion like a badge to make it speak for them and deceive others rather than let their work speak for them. And so the first thing the writers did was to dedicate the book
“To the glory of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.”

THE CONTENT includes
1 The Meaning of Guidance and Counselling
2 The Importance of Guidance and Counselling
3 Vocational Guidance and Counselling
4 Introduction to Psychological Testing
5Individual and Group Guidance and Counselling
etc

THE REFERENCES include books by
Agoi, J (1991)
American Personnel andGuidance Association(APGA) (1967)
Bakare,CGM(1973)
Corey, G(1977)
Egan, G(1986)
Ipaye, B(1986)
Lefever,Turrel and Weitzel(1941)
Oladele, JO(1991)
Stertzer,B and Stones, S.C.(1976)
Sofenwa, L.A.(1977
Zeran, F.R. and Ricco, A.C.(1962)

4) ELEMENTS of ADULT EDUCATION
’Lere Adewale ed
ISBN 978-33546-1-2
1996,1998,2003
Publisher—Benjasprint Ltd, P O Box 3058, Akoka,Yaba, Lagos.

THE CONTENTS include
ADULT EDUCATION and DEVELOPMENT by ’Lere Adewale

His REFERENCES –
Akinpelu, JA (1988)
Fauere, E. et al (1972)
Myrdal, Gunnar (1968)
Schon, D. (1971)

APPROACHES to COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
by Rosemary Nwangwu

The REFERENCES –
Anyanwu, CN(1992)
Knowles, M(1980)
Larson Ola F.(1972)
Wrighte R (1995)

SPECIAL EDUCATION AGENCIES in NIGERIA
by Olubunmi Oladipo

The REFERENCES –
Arinze,E(1980)
Biao, I(1983)
Holloway, Y(1986)
Uchendu, C (1983)
Witlin, A.(1949)

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES in ADULT EDUCATION
by Timothy O. Popoola

The REFERENCES –
Bodgan, R. (1982)
Bloom, B. S. (1980)
Ennis, R. (1973)
Federal Government of Nigeria(1979)
Rescheler, N. (1987)
Sheffield, J. R. & V. P. Diejomaoh(1982)

5 FUNDAMENTALS of CURRICULUM and
INSTRUCTION
by
R O IGWE (C)2003

ISBN 978-8013-19-8
PUBLISHERS Dedun Educational Books,
Agoro Street, Somolu,
Lagos.

The CONTENTS *CONCEPTS of CURRICULUM
*APPROACHES to CURRICULUM
DEVT.
*TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL
OBJECTIVES
*CONTENT SELECTION and
KNOWLEDGE
*PREPARING EFFECTIVE DAILY
LESSON PLAN
*DISCIPLINE and ACADEMIC
QUALITY CONTROL in a SCHOOL SYSTEM

REFERENCES Akande, MO (1985)
Barock, GH (1980)
Brady, L (1987)
Broadbeck, M (1963)
CESAC (1986)
Cronbach,LJ(1963)
McNamara,DR (1978)
Rusk, RR and Scotland, J (1985)
Taba,H (1962)
World Conference Organisation of the Teaching
Profession (1987).
etc

6Fundamentals of Pedagogy General
Principles of Education
by Akande Michael Oke
2004

ISBN 978-2136-02-6
Publisher Ikoyi Publishers Ltd. 285 Agege Motor Rd,
Olorunsogo, Mushin, Lagos.
Contents *The Concept and Purpose of Teaching
*Teaching Practice Techniques
*About to Teach
*The Teacher in the Classroom
*Evaluation of Teaching
*The Spirit and Purpose of the Teaching
Profession
*Special Revisional Questions with Marking
Schemes and Scoring Guides

References His references include:
1Raths & co. I Green, T F (1971) The Activities of Teaching McGraw Hill Co., NY,1971.
2Huddings, BB.(1971)The Instructional Process
Rand McNally& Co. Chicago, 1971.
3Patterson,A.D.C.(1965) Techniques of Teaching,
George Pergamon Press, London,1985.
4 Palardy, J M (1975) Teaching Today: Tasks and Challenges, Macmillan, New York,1975:33-42.
5 Ryburand Forge, Ibid.
6 University of Lagos, Faculty of Education Teaching Practice Code of Conduct.
etc

It is Forwarded by a Prof M S Olayinka. There is a Biblography too and a Glossary of Terms
Revealingly, nearly all the books cited by the esteemed professor here are ancient books. Probably books he studied in his undergraduate years. For a text book first published in 2001 the references and bibliography should be largely composed of books written within tee past decade. Not books written three decades earlier. Any wonder why books by these academicians are never cited anywhere in the world or studied in foreign institutions of higher learning! No wonder Nigerian graduates are made to begin all over again if they go outside Nigeria to study!
What a shame!

7Essentials 0f Educational Technology
by
Ayo Ajelabi

ISBN 978-8096-29-8
Publisher Raytel Communications Ltd. (2005)
raytelcomm@yahoo.com
08034548389
Contents 1.Educational Media
2.Educational Technology: Concept, Applications and Psychological Foundations.
3. Community Resources for Teaching and Learning.
4.Systems Approach to Instrution.
5.Programmed Instruction.
6. Educational Resource Centres.
7. Index
References Each area of focus has its reference
section. These include:
Abimbade, A(1997)
Thorndike, E L (1913)
Ogunranti, Ayo(1982)
Akinpelu, B., Adewoyin,B and Otunla,K(1999)
Brown, JW.;Lewis,R B and Harcleroad,F.F(1983)
Hass, K B and Paker, H.(1955)

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University of Lagos, Nigeria is the worst

Never trust the University of Lagos! Don’t ever hope to graduate from the school at the right time! We trusted them in 2005,2006,2007,2008. we thought they were genuine; we enrolled into their 120,000.00naira eight contact weeks Post Graduate Diploma in Education course. But 75% of us are yet to graduate because our erudite and methodical colleagues who work in the ivory tower have mishandled our exam scripts, scores and admission details. If we secondary school teachers do that to our students then how will the tertially schools get intakes? Unfortunately, these people are very vocal when condemning the government for undermining tertiary education through under funding, governmental interference and even permitting private higher institutions. They came to equity with soiled hands. We now begin to suspect that all their high sounding activism is nothing other than a means to arm twist governments and hoodwink the public into thinking they are respectable persons trying to fight for the good of all. The real motive, we now know, is to be able make some quick money!
We are supposed to have graduated from the sandwich PGDE dept of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria since 2006,2007,2008,2009 but, alas! we have not. Unfortunately, it is affecting us professionally.

Our lecturers included:

Dr Francis Isichei Dr Oyebade
Dr F M Adeyeye Dr Igwe
Dr Oladapo Dr Omo Egun
Dr A M Olusakin Dr Okoli
Dr C C Ilogu Prof Akande
Dr Ajelabi Prof Adewale
Dr Maduekwe etc

The lecturer appointed to sort out the problem is Dr Bello. Former course advisers and sandwich programme coordinators include Dr Mrs John-Obashoro and Dr Jegede.

Indeed, Beware the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria, is the WORST !!

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A lecturer in a Languages/Literature Dept at Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, ( a private school ) in a newspaper interview, some years ago, narrated his experience oversea, in a foreign university, on a sabbatical, to reporters during an interview. He, if we remember correctly was a professor of literature. He said he found the foreign lecturers were razor sharp in their grasp of the principles, issues and practice of their subjects/professions of specialisation and their knowledge was crisp. Many of these lecturers, he said, have just the first degree or a masters degree but there is no reference you cite that they are not conversant with. Few of them have a doctorate degree unlike lecturers in Nigeria this is because they do not just write theses. They believe every theses must genuinely widen the frontiers of knowledge. They therefore take their time to study thoroughly before embarking on a doctorate if need be.

Recently, Chief Richard Akinjide put into words certain painful observation he had made about education in Nigeria. The gist of his, appraisal shall we call it, is rendered below:

1) Many professors are professors in name not in quality ( that is when you sit down to discuss with them you can not help wondering what the unique quality is that made them a professor ).

2) Many secondary school graduates are not even fit to be primary school graduates.

3) Nowadays, immaturity and shallowness are the chief attributes of graduates of law of Nigerian Universities, instead of versatility, maturity and a deep grasp of the principles and practice of law. He believed this can be remedied by making law a second degree instead of a course that students fresh out of secondary schools can study.

Be that as it may be. As unfortunately factual as this assessment is, it is doubtful that the former senior advocate himself has a full grasp of the ramification of the problems in the education industry in Nigeria.

From all these with a little bit of common sense a good observer may deduce that there is a lot of problems in the tertiary schools in Nigeria. Unfortunately, few persons know that many of these problems are created by the school authorities themselves. Indeed, by the school authorities themselves and not by any external body or person in the form of an unstable macro-economy, underfunding, wanton interference in the running of the school ( by government, JAMB)etc
The lecturers of our universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are the fundamental reason for the fall in the standard of education in Nigerian tertiary institutions. And the lecturers of the University of Lagos, Nigeria are the root causes of the low standard education in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria from our personal experience at the University. We have identified their faults as including:
1) Immaturity of the lecturers of the University of Lagos.
2)Self Aggrandizement by the lecturers of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
3)Personal Vendetta by the lecturers of the University of Lagos.
4)Greed of the lecturers of the University of Lagos.
5)Immorality of the lecturers of the University of Lagos.etc

Let us use our experience at the University of Lagos from 2005 as illustration. Here is a snippet of our woes in the school:

Let us use the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 intakes of the Sandwich Department of the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, as examples. The school runs undergraduate and graduate courses during the months of August to September for graduates of tertiary institutions who teach without the requisite foundation in education or who want further qualification than the National Certificate of Education. This SANDWICH SESSION is run when primary, secondary and tertiary schools are supposed to be on the long vacation. That way academic work in primary and secondary schools will not be affected by the need of the teachers to study. The course also makes it possible for the sandwich students to put what they are taught at the sandwich school to practice during the new term in their various schools and report back to the lecturers in the next sandwich academic session (in the next long vacation). Almost every public tertiary schools in Nigeria run the undergraduate first degree and the Post Graduate Diploma in Education as part time or sandwich courses. This is apart from the full time version of the courses for those who have the time to devote to it. We, the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 intakes of the Sandwich Department of the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos, opted for the Unilag because of the name it has made for itself in various fields of study over the years and because it is a school noted for less disruption to academic activities. We came because we wanted quality and peace of mind ( we could have gone to any of the countless campuses of the University of Ado- Ekiti for the course. Or the Lagos State University, or risked running our courses at the National Open University or the tertiary arm of the National Teacher’s Institute both of which are ill-equipped, though recognized, to run the courses). Yes, we could! Or, rather, we should have! Between 2004 and 2007 most tertiary institutions charge about N50,000.00 (fifty thousand naira) for the two sessions (about N25,000/session) required for the PGDE but because we thought the Unilag would be better we enrolled for the course there and paid between N120,000( one hundred and twenty thousand naira) and N150,000plus(i.e over one hundred and fifty thousand naira) minus other numerous costs. You also have to think of the costs of transportation from our individual homes to the school every day of lecture. Some people came from as far as Badagry, about two to six hours journey away, everyday!(Unilag advertised accommodation in its hostels on the campus but did not provide it eventually) Unfortunately, we completed the course with no evidence to show that we are now properly equipped to teach. Since 2006 none of the the 2005 PGDE intakes graduated until early 2010 when about thirty out of one hundred and twenty students were issued certificates.(And it is supposed to be a two academic sessions course!)One of the obvious effect of this is that many of us are senior teachers who ought to have been appointed into professional posts but are not because we are yet to tender our certificates to prove that we have complied with a fundamental requirement of being qualified to teach. So theoretically we are unqualified teachers! Please, kindly help us. Save us from this mess of a school known as Unilag( the University of Lagos).
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The issue of morality is apparent in this. Is it morally justifiable to delay our result four five, three years after we are supposed to have graduated? Let us note the following;

At the University of Lagos, students discover to their dismay that priority is given to the full time students far over the part time and sandwich courses and students. It is apparent that the FACULTY of EDUCATION actually ought to hire qualified and experienced persons to teach the courses under their close supervision in order to allow them concentrate on the full time students. Most time sandwich sessions begin when the lecturers are still marking examination scripts or conducting examinations for their full time students. The full time courses are run Mondays to Fridays every week, the part time courses are run every weekend by the same lecturers and the sandwich is supposed to begin right after the exams of the second semester when the full time students are supposed to be on holiday and the lecturers resting. It is worse if there has been a students’ or lecturers’ unrest sometime in the course of the full time session. This is because a new sandwich session will begin while the full time session is still on. When iron meet iron one will bend. Unfortunately, it is the sandwich course and students who suffer neglect or divided attention. Do we begin to see how students can graduate from Nigerian schools with substandard education? It also feels callous when you realize that Sandwich students pay much more than the full time undergraduate and post graduate students do(as much as 400% more!) yet are always short changed.
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The implication of such heavy load of work on them is apparent on their health too; lecturers come to class, if at all, apologizing for lateness or looking stressed. It makes them fix lectures for odd hours too, rush students through the syllabus or teach less than the topics in the syllabus. Who will query them after all they are the examiner of their own courses? In fact, in the course of a particular Sandwich session (PGDE) session, it is recalled that one of the lecturers, a female, came to class only twice, for about a total of three hours, out of the thirty-two to forty contact hours(of the eight to ten weeks course). The first time she came she rushed through the topics in the syllabus from the beginning to the middle and when she managed to come the second time she concluded and immediately conducted a test for her Continuous Assessment. She is a well known face on television, lectures and symposiums talking on psychology of growing children. It is not unusual for a lecturer to start coming to class about two weeks to the end of the ten weeks course in the University of Lagos!
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Despite the apparent inconvenience of running the course for these lecturers a question every sane person must ask is why do they keep running the course? Are they so patriotic and selfless that they keep the sandwich courses on for the sake of their colleagues in the secondary and primary schools? Or are they under an obligation to do it for the school? If there is no financial reward at all for the lecturers will the lecturers keep to such an obligation? You cannot help the feeling that the courses are seen as totally different from their core responsibility, a favour( not a responsibility), to the sandwich students(who came because the school is running the programme! The students did not enroll into a programme that they begged the Unilag to run!). The lecturers take it as a favour, to be rendered if, and when, they have the time and inclination to do it. Apparently, running the course is not convenient for them. But what can it be that keeps them at it? Can it be money? Can we have a break down of the fees the school charges and try to discover how much accrues to it and individual teachers in each sandwich session? Maybe, in that we may discover the hidden motives of the lecturers for running that course of study? Why do they keep deceiving themselves by runing an inconvenient sandwich programme? Otherwise, they would let go and allow others to handle the course. Just multiply 120,000naira by an average of 100 PGDE students and you have 12million naira. Roughly divide that sum into two and allow the school authority 6million naira as its own charges. Share the remaining 6million among 100 lecturers (they are not up to that) and you discover that the least paid lecturer will earn at least N70,000 (sixty thousand naira or about $500) for ten weeks work apart from his/her monthly salary of about N150,000.00 ( if a senior lecturer. That is about $1,500) or 200,000.00 (if a new professor. That is about $2,000) or 300,000.00(if a long time professor. That is about $3,000). Every year students must go for teaching practice between March and April which the school charges 6,000 for. 100 x 6000 = N600,000 which these lecturers also partake of. It is callous if you realize that a new teacher in a public primary and secondary school(who constitute at least 85% of students in either the undergraduate, PGDE or masters Sandwich prorammes) earns about N15,000/month( about $100) on the average in most states. And a level 13 teachers( you get to this level after 12-18yrs of working) earns about N59,000(about $350). Now this is in no way near what a new lecturer earns in a university! This is living off the sweat of underprivileged people, isn’t it? Sheer wickedness!
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The Faculty of Educatin also Includes
{injustice persists when people who have been wronged have no functional and responsible means of redress. These insensitive agents of retrogression are all the same. None dare complain or make a suggestion to the other on how to improve or redress on any area. Each is a god to himself/herself. The solution may probably be to start kidnapping them one by one! } The rest are:
Dr Virgy Onyeme
Dr P O Okunola
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr S C Madumere
Prof Aloy Ejiogu
Prof D Ajeyalemi
Prof M A Bidmos
Prof C O Uwadia
Prof Mrs F Lawal
Prof K Adegoke
Prof B Obebe
Prof V B Ovwhotu
Prof O O Lawal
Prof K A Adegoke
Prof F A Osanyin
Prof Mrs P B Ikulayo
Prof Temi Busari
Sule Sheidu A
A Adebayo
A O Akinloye
S A Rufai
Carol C Opara
Tuned Oguntoye
Mr Bode Faluyi
Mr A A Obimbola
Mr Olumide Ige
Mrs Ayo Omojuwa
Dr A A Adeogun
Dr I S Keinde
Dr I U Ekwueme
Dr A. Adekoya
Dr I A Amusa
Dr L L Adedeji
Dr Falako
Dr A O Adeosun
Dr Funso Olatunde
Dr G O Otinwa
Dr Mrs H N Odogwu
Dr E C Nna
Dr Martha Amadi
Dr Ngozi Uzoka
Dr J A Adetoro
Dr S A Sule
Dr N R Ikonta
Dr Mrs Esiobu
Dr A A Oni
Dr Mrs I I Abe
Dr Mrs O M Alade
Dr Mrs Aletan
Dr I P Nwadinigwe
Dr Mrs B O Makinde
Dr M B Ubanga
Dr R A Alani
Mr Philips
Dr Awopetu
Dr E A Haastrup
Dr S A Adeyemo
Dr F A Osanyin
Dr I A Musa
Dr S O Babatunde
Dr Uchenna Udeani
Dr J A Adetoro
DR MRS A ADEPOJU
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr O M Alede

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May God punish whoever says there should be no private tertiary schools in Nigeria. We are supposed to have graduated from the sandwich PGDE dept of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria since 2006 but we are yet to be graduated bcos they have misplaced our scores. Unfortunately, it is affecting us professionally.
Our lecturers, can they be considered ladies and gentlemen?, included:
Dr Francis Isichei Dr Oyebade
Dr F M Adeyeye Dr Igwe
Dr Oladapo Dr Omo Egun
Dr A M Olusakin Dr Okoli
Dr C C Ilogu Prof Akande
Dr Ajelabi Prof Adewale
Dr Maduekwe etc
The lecturer appointed to sort out the problem is Dr Bello. Former course advisers and sandwich programme coordinators included Dr Mrs Obashoro-John and Dr Jegede.

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

Dean, Faculty of Education (presently)

Dr Okoli – Sub dean, Faculty of Education (presently)

The Faculty of Educatin also Includes
{injustice persists when people who have been wronged have no functional and responsible means of redress. These insensitive agents of retrogression are all the same. None dare complain or make a suggestion to the other on how to improve or redress on any area. Each is a god to himself/herself. The solution may probably be to start kidnapping them one by one! } The rest are:
Dr Virgy Onyeme
Dr P O Okunola
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr S C Madumere
Prof Aloy Ejiogu
Prof D Ajeyalemi
Prof M A Bidmos
Prof C O Uwadia
Prof Mrs F Lawal
Prof K Adegoke
Prof B Obebe
Prof V B Ovwhotu
Prof O O Lawal
Prof K A Adegoke
Prof F A Osanyin
Prof Mrs P B Ikulayo
Prof Temi Busari
Sule Sheidu A
A Adebayo
A O Akinloye
S A Rufai
Carol C Opara
Tuned Oguntoye
Mr Bode Faluyi
Mr A A Obimbola
Mr Olumide Ige
Mrs Ayo Omojuwa
Dr A A Adeogun
Dr I S Keinde
Dr I U Ekwueme
Dr A. Adekoya
Dr I A Amusa
Dr L L Adedeji
Dr Falako
Dr A O Adeosun
Dr Funso Olatunde
Dr G O Otinwa
Dr Mrs H N Odogwu
Dr E C Nna
Dr Martha Amadi
Dr Ngozi Uzoka
Dr J A Adetoro
Dr S A Sule
Dr N R Ikonta
Dr Mrs Esiobu
Dr A A Oni
Dr Mrs I I Abe
Dr Mrs O M Alade
Dr Mrs Aletan
Dr I P Nwadinigwe
Dr Mrs B O Makinde
Dr M B Ubanga
Dr R A Alani
Mr Philips
Dr Awopetu
Dr E A Haastrup
Dr S A Adeyemo
Dr F A Osanyin
Dr I A Musa
Dr S O Babatunde
Dr Uchenna Udeani
Dr J A Adetoro
DR MRS A ADEPOJU
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr O M Alede

Recently, Chief Richard Akinjide made a painfull comment on education Nigeria. The gist of his, appraisal shall we call it, is rendered below:

1) Many professors are professors in name not in quality ( that is when you sit down to discuss with them you can not help wondering what the unique quality is that made them a professor ).

2) Many secondary school graduates are not even fit to be primary school graduates.

3) Immaturity and shallowness are the chief characteristics of graduates of law of Nigerian Universities, presently, instead of versatility, maturity and a deep grasp of the principles and practice of law. He believed this can be remedied by making law a second degree instead of a course that students fresh out of secondary schools can study.

Be that as it may be. It is doubtful that the former senior advocate himself understand the ramification of the problems in the education industry in Nigeria. And many of these problems are created by the school authorities themselves. Indeed, by the school authorities themselves and not by any external body or person in the form of an unstable macro-economy, underfunding, wanton interference in the running of the school ( by government, JAMB)etc
The root causes of low standard education, from our experience, can be briefly outlined thus:
Immaturity
Self Aggrandizement
Vendetta
Greed
Immorality etc

We repeat
Immaturity (of the lecturers in tertiary institutions)
Greed (of the lecturers)
Personal Vendatta (by lecturers and admin staff)
Immorality (they have no sense of decency)
Self Aggrandizement( especially at the detriment of fellow human beings)

More later but here is a snippet of our woes in the school:
Poor record keeping is another bane of the school and perhaps the worst terror confronting the students. Not only is the faculty careless the way it handles results it also indiscriminately manufactures examination results for Sandwich candidates. One of the most common discrepancies is when the result a candidate wrote down from the score sheet of his lecturer/examiner is different from the one that is compiled for him/her when the Sandwich Department releases collated results or at the end of it all when he is about to collect the certificate. Invariably it is at such crucial moment that quite a few discover that they had a carry over in some courses! Cruel, isn’t it? It is worse now that results are delayed indefinitely this is because even most lecturers can no longer remember the student making complaint to them(he/she completed the course three to four years ago! ) and many can not figure out where the score sheet is. So when you go to complain you meet a dead end; the lecturer insists he has released the result to the office of Sandwich studies while the office insists it is not with them. Two examples will serve to illustrate the worst of it all. A respected member of the faculty went on sabbatical (or left the school). He taught several undergraduate and post graduate courses. For example he taught a course in 2006 to PGDE students. He was the excuse of the department for delay in release of collated results and certificates for that set of students because, they claimed, he did not release any of his results before traveling. However, those who know him well (fellow lecturers)quietly vouched for him that he could never do that. The man, several countries away, had to take the bull by the horn: pay a visit to Nigeria and, did the unusual, re-conducted the examination for the few of his old students who could be notified and attended (a few years after they were supposed to have graduated!) All along he had insisted that he submitted all the missing scores to the administrative staffs of the Sandwich Office. He then took it upon himself to spend a few days in the school’s archive to search for the marked scripts. He found them and thereafter, strangely, the Sandwich Office found the rest of his scores and identified the culprit who misplaced them. That was in September 2009! As at August 27, 2010 the rest of the results have not been released nor certificates issued to at least 70 out of 110 PGDE students who should have graduated in 2006. The same with the undergraduate students who are much more. Yet the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos keeps on as if nothing is wrong, the Dean of the Faculty of Education then Professor Ajeyalemi, and Dr N. R. Ikonta now ( the sub dean is Dr Okoli), sleep while the Vice Chancellor of the University snores. Mrs P O M Togunbo is the Admission Officer School of Post Studies. Maybe if other qualified and experienced persons are employed to handle the courses under the supervision of Unilag lecturers the results of sandwich students will no longer be delayed or postponed. Sandwich examinations are usually conducted between October and December but often when lectures resume in August of the following year the lecturers would not have marked examination scripts. Yes, they mention it themselves. They just dump it somewhere to concentrate on the new session of full-time post-graduate and under-graduate students. And when they do mark the scripts they have to be begged to let students who wrote them see their scores. Or they claim to have sent the scores to the administrative staffs in the Sandwich Office from whom it can be checked. But, always the admin staff will claim ignorance of any such thing. It could be very frustrating as you never know who to hold responsible. All results are mysteriously compilled and shown to you( including those you never saw) after your final examination in your final year. This is when many students discover that they have carry-overs in their freshman or sophomore years. Many of these lecturers (respected ladies and gentle men) are alumni of foreign schools. Is this how they run universities in Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Moscow to mention a few? If the lecturers or admin staff members want their palms greased, guess what, many students will willingly bribe them to see the results! After all it will save you an extra year! Some lecturers and admin staffs are tin gods when it comes to allowing students check examination scores. You can not say any of them is too responsible to be one of those who will not allow students see the outcome of the examination they wrote. No, you can not. To, rightfully, wish to know your score in examinations is akin to seeking a visa to migrate to America. To try to seek redress when you know that the result you saw is incomplete or there seems to be a discrepancy, maybe you wrote a test that was not recorded for you, is like planning to cross the Sahara Desert or Antarctica– herculean! A well known lecturer who is a religious figure and regularly travels overseas for holiday is a study in this: he is swarthy, burly and surly. It is not unusual for results compiled for you when examinations results are officially released to be different from the one you actually saw in the score sheets of the lecturers. Often results are so carelessly handled that you wonder if what you are told is your score is genuine. The sandwich examination results of one of the most respected lecturers (mentioned earlier)was misplaced like that. This actually seemed like malice afore thought. Maybe someone in the faculty or among the admin staff did not like him and WANTED TO USE HIS WORK TO PUNISH HIM!

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Unilag Nigeeria

SHAMELESS UNIVERSITY OF L LAGOS!!
We firmly advice that you should never seek admission to the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria. Neither should you encourage anyone you love to enroll for either the undergraduate or the postgraduate sandwich courses. Very few of us who completed our courses of study in 2006, 2007 or 2008 have graduated because they have misplaced our scores.
Our lecturers included:
Dr Francis Isichei Dr Oyebade Dr Omo-Egun Dr Oladapo Dr Igwe Dr Okoli
Dr A M Olusakin Dr Ajelabi Dr F M Adeyeye
Dr C C Ilogu Dr Maduekwe Prof Akande P Prof Bayelo Dr Fabiyi
Prof Adewale
etc

The lecturer appointed to sort out the problem is Dr Bello. The course adviser and sandwich programme coordinator then were Dr Mrs Obashoro-John and Dr Jegede.

The Faculty of Educatin also Includes
{injustice persists when people who have been wronged have no functional and responsible means of redress. These insensitive agents of retrogression are all the same. None dare complain or make a suggestion to the other on how to improve or redress on any area. Each is a god to himself/herself.} The rest are:
Dr Virgy Onyeme
Dr P O Okunola
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr S C Madumere
Prof Aloy Ejiogu
Prof D Ajeyalemi
Prof M A Bidmos
Prof C O Uwadia
Prof Mrs F Lawal
Prof K Adegoke
Prof B Obebe
Prof V B Ovwhotu
Prof O O Lawal
Prof K A Adegoke
Prof F A Osanyin
Prof Mrs P B Ikulayo
Prof Temi Busari
Sule Sheidu A
A Adebayo
A O Akinloye
S A Rufai
Carol C Opara
Tuned Oguntoye
Mr Bode Faluyi
Mr A A Obimbola
Mr Olumide Ige
Mrs Ayo Omojuwa
Dr A A Adeogun
Dr I S Keinde
Dr I U Ekwueme
Dr A. Adekoya
Dr I A Amusa
Dr L L Adedeji
Dr Falako
Dr A O Adeosun
Dr Funso Olatunde
Dr G O Otinwa
Dr Mrs H N Odogwu
Dr E C Nna
Dr Martha Amadi
Dr Ngozi Uzoka
Dr J A Adetoro
Dr S A Sule
Dr N R Ikonta
Dr Mrs Esiobu
Dr A A Oni
Dr Mrs I I Abe
Dr Mrs O M Alade
Dr Mrs Aletan
Dr I P Nwadinigwe
Dr Mrs B O Makinde
Dr M B Ubanga
Dr R A Alani
Mr Philips
Dr Awopetu
Dr E A Haastrup
Dr S A Adeyemo
Dr F A Osanyin
Dr I A Musa
Dr S O Babatunde
Dr Uchenna Udeani
Dr J A Adetoro
DR MRS A ADEPOJU
Dr A I Fabiyi
Dr O M Alede

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