I see errors of this kind (as in this photograph) many atimes and fear for the effects of what seems to be the total collapse of Education in Nigeria.
However, this picture (coming from a students' umbrella organisation) brought me close to tears... "Cerificate, Present, phylatrophist, per, Congratulation". This is not to mention the inconsistent use of capitalisation.
Sometime after Christmas, I saw an official release from Ogun State Governor - Senator Ibikunle Amosun's student-turned Special Assistant on Student Affairs; It was disgraceful - full of text language and typos. It did not represent the government and my dear Ogun State well. The Governor through his Senior Special Adviser on Media, and the government through the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, must make sure that there are systems in place to protect the Ogun State Governor, Amosun, Ogun State Government and Ogun State/Peoples brands.
I cherish those days in the early 1980's as a teenager at the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, where I had the opportunity to serve on the Public Relations Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Secretariat under the leadership of Lanre Arogundade and Wale Adekunle. Press Releases were carefully crafted, well written, published regularly by the nation's media, and must have sent shivers down the military government's spine.
When did it become the business of students to start endorsing politicians? Is it all in the quest for potential political appointments and 'stomach infrastructure?'
It is not rocket science to guess that there is a faction of the same umbrella organisation that is loyal to the incumbent Governor Amosun. There are possibly other factions loyal to a couple of the other candidates. Students and Youths are being used by the political class for their own interests.
My heart aches over the state of education in Nigeria, and its effect on our future generation.