To improve the quality of Nigerian graduates and make them globally fit for the job market, Lagal luminary, Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), stated that the entry-level requirements into tertuary institutions must be placed at fifty per cent.
Solanke decried the poor reading culture among youths and also frowned at the damaging policy of institutions and colleges who accept less than fifty per cent cut off mark.
According to her, a siyuation where tertiary institutions accept forty per cent as pass mark was condemnable and unacceptable.
“It is my humble plea that educational institutions should not descend to the substandard orientation of pupils and students, many of whom are indolent. Students should be held to a higher standard of performance in order to improve the quality of our graduates.
“Currently, people are appalled about the poor performance of our so-called graduates. The authorities must be partially blamed for poor academic performance of graduates, mediocrity should not be encouraged, rather students should be encouraged to aspire to reach the top,” Solanke stated.
The first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also lamented the poor reading culture among youths, describing the trend as worrisome, noting that they rely on the ‘cut and paste’ methodology, which is done by coping other peoples’ work on the Internet.