Over and over, they are called the leaders of tomorrow.Yet, over and over, they are derelict by the present leaders. Been left to grow up in destitution, won’t it be delusory to call these children leaders of tomorrow? 27th of day in the month of May, every year is celebrated as children’s day, but who spares time to ask how the children are doing.
Where is the culture of reading? At what level is our education? Examination has been made that simple. Once its examination class, just enroll in any of these “centers” and you can be certain of your “A”s. Government border more about how to win the next election than how to secure the future of the Nigerian child. The education sector is progressively declining, poverty is on steady rise, population is exploding, and unemployment is skyrocketing. This is in the face of mindless and primitive looting of the national treasury by our leaders. This is money that should be used in productive ventures that will secure the tomorrow of our children. But no, our leaders will steal it and call the children tomorrow’s leaders when they, like termite are speedily eating up the tomorrow of these children through their behavior and policies.
What does the family look like? Parents are out there chasing money, trying to make ends meet, while technology and modernization is rearing brood of vipers as children for the country. Children that can hardly recite the country’s 36 states and capital but will gleefully reel off all the names in UEFA. This is not to take a swipe at sports. No libraries, no reading moments, no policies specifically targeted at improving the lives of these children. Its sports and movie series all the way. What a way to groom our tomorrow’s leaders.
Government, our leaders and parents must know that posterity will not forgive them if this young generation becomes a wasted one. The time to act, obviously, is now.
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