Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said there is an urgent need to reform institutions in the country, adding that the education sector particularly needs a complete overhaul.
Obasanjo, who spoke at the 18th Valedictory Service of Good Shepherds Schools, Ota, Ogun State, said the decay in the country had eaten deep into the education sector.
The former president, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Deacon Victor Durodola, said examination malpractice was a sign of the corruption and rot in the system.
Obasanjo 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.”
The former president also said that examination malpractice was a form of corruption that must be tackled.