By Willy Punvwet in Lafia
Lack of proper foundation in the educational system of Nigeria has been identified as the brain behind the current banditry and kidnapping bedeviling the country.
The Executive Chairman of Nasarawa State Primary Education Board Alhaji Muhammad Dan- Azumi stated this during the opening ceremony of the spelling bee competition organised by the KRP foundation for pupils and higher students at Deeper Life High School, Kwandere Road, Lafia, Nasarawa state on Saturday.
Represented by the Director, Academic Services of the board,Mr Ibrahim Echi, Azumi said it was as a result of lack of proper educational foundation snowballed into various crimes involving youths in the country.
The Board Chairman, who was full of appreciation to the organisers of the all competition noted that the exercise would go a long way in improving the participants spelling capabilities.
The Chairman said even though SUBEB focused on the provision of infrastructure, instructional materials, it would strive toward giving primary school teachers the best training to enable them improve their skills.
He encouraged both the pupils and the organiser not to loose hope, assuring them that “this is just the beginning of their educational pursuit.”
Our Correspondent reports that at the end of the whole competition, the state champion is expected to travel to Dubai, to compete with other countries in the world, sometimes in September 2021.
At the end of the contest, Master Umar Abdullahi Umar of the PTA NADP Nursery and Primary School,Lafia emerged the champion for junior category while Marvelous Udo of the Springfield Oasis College,b Lafia clinched that of the senior category.
The two champions now stand the chance of traveling to Dubai to compete with other spellers from other parts of the world.