Showing posts with label Prof. Babatunde Fafunwa. Show all posts
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Prof. Babs Fafunwa was a Great Educationist.

Professor Babatunde Aliu Fafunwa(1923-2010) Photo Credit: Femi Adebesin-Kuti from 234 NEXT

“It is true that I proposed the 6-3-3-4 system of education system in 1989. I don’t have any apology about it. Our problem is not the system but failure to implement what was recommended be-fore the cancellation.”
~ Prof Babatunde Fafunwa in response to President Goodluck Jonathan who blamed him for the failure of the 6-3-3-4 system of education.

The passing of one of the foremost Nigerian educationists Prof.Babatunde Fafunwa made headlines in the major newspapers and electronic news channels in Nigeria. He deserved all the eulogies, because Baba Fafunwa as is he was fondly called came, saw and conquered. He was the first Nigerian to receive a doctorate degree in Education. But he departed without seeing the fulfillment of his best wishes for Nigeria. He was a former minister of education and did his best to reform the underdeveloped education system in Nigeria. He would have been happier if every Nigerian child is given the excellent education he gave his own children who have proved to be worthy achievers and made him proud.

It is wrong for President Goodluck Jonathsan to blame Prof. Fafunwa for the systemic failure of the 6-3-3-4 system of education in Nigeria.

According to the National President of League of Muslim Proprietors' (LEAMPS), Engineer Ibraheem Abdulkareem, those championing the newly introduced Universal Basic Education (UBE) are responsible for collapse of the 6-3-3-4 system and not Prof. Babatunde Fafunwa.
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