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Systematic Approach to the Improving Standard of Nigeria Educational System

PI Amannah, MJ Ahiakwo

Abstract


This paper examines the root cause of the falling standard of the Nigeria educational system and the rightful solution to these problems. Education is the bedrock of development, but unfortunately, education in Nigeria is bisected with myriads of problems. These include: poor funding and thus poor educational infrastructures, inadequate classrooms and teaching aids (projectors, Computers, Laboratories and libraries), paucity of quality teachers and poor/ polluted learning environment. In addition to these inadequacies, our school system is plagued with numerous social vices such as examination malpractices, cultism, hooliganism and corruption. For meaningful development to take place in the educational sector, government needs to re-address the issue of funding. Private educational investors, teachers, parents/guidance and students/pupils need a reorientation towards achieving the goals of education. Also, education must be made affordable for all. The current monolistic approach to knowledge acquisition must be changed. Technical education and innovation/adaptation centres must be encouraged and well funded, if this nation must move out of this present technological and scientific dependence, government and the organized private sector must as well fund research programmes, inventions and mass production of invented products.

Key words: Education, Systematic Approach, Standards, and Development




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v7i4.15
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