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‘Nigeria’s educational system killing lots of talent’

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Sultry singer Simisola simply known in music circles as Simi has decried the stifling educational system currently being practised in Nigeria, blaming it for killing lots of talents across the country.

The songstress took to social media to spill her guts, expressing her distaste at the situation saying lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path.

Simi wrote on Twitter, “I fee like the current method of education is faulty. People have different strengths – but we were raised to believe only certain talents or career paths can bring you success. So we see a lot of potential and ideas dying because they were born to the right people in the wrong climate.”

The newly married artiste who recently exchanged marital vows with popular musician Adekunle Gold, is also of the opinion that teachers alone should not be blamed for the falling standards of education in Nigeria.

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“So the problem is not just the incompetent teachers – It’s sometimes the misplacement of priorities. The inadequacy of the educational system to cater to the diversity of the human kind,” she added.

Simi’s comments about the educational system in Nigeria comes days after she weighed-in on the growing wave of depression, especially among youths.

According to her, the situation is simply “scary and sad” when she opened up on her thoughts about depression.

Replying a fan on Twitter who asked her what her thoughts were on the rising trend of depression in recent times, Simi responded by saying the struggles to keep up and fear of failure among other things were responsible for depression.

‘Nigeria's educational system killing lots of talent’

Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.

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Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.

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