Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, said that institutions within Nigeria has crumbled and needs to be overhauled for the growth of the country.
Obasanjo who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Deacon Victor Durodola, stated this while speaking at the 18th Valedictory Service of Good Shepherds Schools, Ota, Ogun State.
He particularly pointed out the decay in the education sector, noting that the institution needs complete overhauling.
The former President said, “Our system has crumbled and the education sector has been affected. Unless we overhaul our system, we will continue to have problems. The education sector is a subset of the system. Once we overhaul the system, everything will fall in place.
“Our value system is changing. It has changed for the worse and we need to bring it back to path of rectitude. When we reorder the society, our value system is reordered. When we reform all our weak institutions, everything will work well. The education sector will also work well.”
Obasanjo also said that exam malpractice is also a form of corruption and should be stamped out.
“Examination malpractice deserves to be treated with iron hand. It will grow like wild fire if we don’t arrest it.”