CRITICAL ISSUES IN NIGERIAN EDUCATION TODAY

April 2020 | JONTTE


Corresponding Author E-mail: oyibotech@yahoo.com
Published: 7 April 2020

Abstracts


In different fora or settings when critical Issues of Education are being discussed; certain statements are often made inter alia, Education is the pivot upon which development revolves; No nation can rise above the nature or quality of her educational system; education is the best legacy to bequeath to citizens and the like; yet it seems probable that both government, parents and the public do not match these statements with serious efforts to manifest the ideals of the aforesaid. There is hue and cries that the standard of education had falling, is falling or still falling and the products or outputs of our educational system fall short of expectation and to what some critiques would say, a far cry from international standard. We hear and read of these every time and everyday yet concerted efforts are not being made to address this challenge. The United Nations’ Copenhagen Declaration of 1996 and Dakar Conference of 2000 emphasized the need of government to spend money to facilitate human capital development to enhance overall development. Yet, as Anyanwu and Erhijakpor (2007) observed, education in developing countries (Nigeria inclusive) is greatly under resourced or underfunded. Meanwhile “Politicians especially idle Senators and Members of the House of Representatives that are leeches “Sucking blood” of the nation; earn more than teachers” the implementers of the educational policies and programmes ( Culley, 2019).

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CRITICAL ISSUES IN NIGERIAN EDUCATION TODAY: PERSPECTIVES AND PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

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