They made the observation on the occasion to mark this year’s International Students Day in Enugu.
The Day is marked annually on November Seventeen to remember the murdering of nine students who were sent to concentration camps and execution o f some Professors of Plaque University who embarked on a demonstration after two students, Jan Opletal and Vaclay Eadlac were killed by the German Nazi forces.
The incident followed students protest for improved standard of higher education and expression of displeasure with the Communist system of Government.
In an interview with Radio Nigeria on the significance of the event, some students said Government needed to address some fundamental issues affecting education across the country.
Also the Senior Special Adviser to the Enugu State Governor on Education, Doctor Samuel Ugwu expressed the hope that higher education in Nigeria would thrive more if Government would make education a topmost priority.
The Chairman, Post Primary Schools Education Board, PPSMB, Enugu,
Mr Nestor Ezeme maintained that inconsistency of some Lecturers contributed to the declining of academic standard.
Mr Ezeme used the opportunity to encourage parents to finance their children’s education.
He urged students as they celebrate International Students’ Day to shun violence, cultism and other social vices and remained focused in their academic pursuit.