Friday, January 18, 2008

Charity begins at home II

You know what i saw on TV last night? It was on LTV 8, and u know that they will report anything on lagos state. if possible, they will tell u how fashola (due respect sir!) is skipping his meals and having sleepless nights in a bid to find a solution to the absence of street lights on roads around the lagos state secrtetariat.
Anyway, i saw the min of education and min of health collaborating to ensure that -
  • the public school pupils know their heights and weights;
  • to sensitise them about the importance of eating protein..
  • and of course the very popular one - free eye tests and eye glasses.

I mean, it was a major project o, probably would have cost a few million bucks and it was aired on TV. (ha..ha..ha)

It's almost becoming obvious that these people don't want to take the bull by the horn in order to address the inadequacies of the public schools. I can't understand the impact of that 'thing' on TV when there are no laboratories, no books in the libraries, teachers are not regularly paid, the school buildings are dilapidated, no toilet facilities, no desks and bench, ... nothing...nothing at all!

What is the point of the glasses when they won't be needing it, haba.. no books to read now and no teacher to write on the board! You can't want to buy man a perfume when his stomach is on fire due to lack of food. There are more fundamental problems that should be focused on; Let's not decorate the outside while neglecting the inside, it's deception.

Remember the cliche 'jiggi - bola' (bola's eye glasses) - the free eye glasses' project that was embarked upon by the former state gov? Well, this is probably an extension and it will be named 'jiggi - fashola'. Oops! sorry, i mean 'jiggi - sosan'. Our honourable Dep Gov and also commissioner for education.

1 comment:

rethots said...

Yeah, 'tis more or less putting the cart before the horse in this case. They (children) need to have 'a'school they are going before we think of other accessories to enhance their education.

But then, here lies the challenge; what can we do to better the situation?