Architecture Department, University of Lagos (UNILAG), says that achieving
academic excellence is the joint responsibility of students, parents and the
government to ensure that excellent performances were not the exclusive
preserves of a handful students.
performances by a handful of Nigerian students at international competitions
are exceptional cases and cannot serve as a yardstick to assess education standards
in the country.
at the Grace and Glory Chapel, said a student’s attitude to academic work was
fundamental to the degree of excellence he would achieve.
standard of education in Nigeria to undue emphasis on paper qualification over
people to obtain certificate at the expense of knowledge and skills acquisition
necessary for promotion of excellence in their own disciplines.
much emphasis is laid on paper qualification over the need to be truly
knowledgeable and skillful enough to undertake assignments.
greatly on his or her academic work.
all assignments as required and in the process develop the skills needed.
to cheat and will not give excuses for assignments not done, ” he said.
inculcate in their children’s learning attitude by providing school materials
rush their children into secondary school at very tender age but allow them to
be mature enough to handle both academic and social issues.
build the right attitude towards learning.
difference in the efforts to learning in a child whose parents show concern to
see that he or she studies because it is not enough to just provide materials,”
increase funding of education and support research at the tertiary level which,
he described as the bedrock of knowledge and excellence.
sector to institute a new approach toward achieving academic excellence in