Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has cried out over the increasing deplorable situation of the Nigerian education sector.
Naija News learnt that Soyinka made the assertion during the presentation of a play entitled: ‘Folly of Men’, at the University of Lagos on Sunday, as part of activities commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Government College, Ibadan.
The play was an adaptation of three plays: Soyinka’s ‘Trial of Brother Jero;’ Femi Osofisan’s ‘No More the Wasted Breed;’ and Bode Sowande’s ‘Mamiwater’s Wedding’.
The trio are all old students of the college.
Responding to questions from journalists at the event, Soyinka noted that the education system is horrifying, adding that it is at a really low level. The playwright lauded the GCI Old Boys Association for organising the programme and also intervening to resuscitate the infrastructure at their alma mater.
He also berated the idea of general education therby stating that it is better not to provide education than to provide poor education because a half-educated person is a danger to the society.