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Submitted by Tony Achi on
Equality have been man's biggest challenge, from the stone age to our contemporary jet age the story and situation is similar. In Nigeria where i live, i have seen so much injustice and crime committed against women and children all in the name of babaric culture, corruption in high and low places preventing would-be leaders from achieving their potentials. I use to be a victim of this, but i God for mentors like you 'Obiageli Ezekwesili'. Just listening to you speak at the 8 CVL Annual Lecture on the theme: Education, Youth and Elections on Monday, 7th February 2011 at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria have changed my life, in the light of Gandhi’s words, “be the change we want to see” am living the change now, though people keep telling me that i have marked my life for poverty, i don't mind. We have to call injustice, corruption by its rightful name so that we can run away from it. This have also motivated me to do further research into inequality, to see how we can improve equality in educational opportunity in Nigeria. Am at present working on a Ph.D thesis titled "Equality of Educational Opportunity in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal" at the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I God for using you to inspire to make a positive contribution to my generation. Tony Achi