The Nigerian National Policy on Education and Structure: Matters Arising
The Nigeria educational system has undergone a plethora of changes and restructuring, with consistent strike and industrial action by unions within the educational system. Government has made some concerted effort to address these problems in the educational system and also design and formulate an educational structure that will assist in reaching the set goals and aims as enshrined in the national policy on education. Such efforts include the national curriculum conference, the national policy on education, the 6-5-4 system of education, the 6-3-3-4 system and yet again the restructuring of the national educational system to the 9-3-4 system under the Universal Basic Education. However, success has been limited at best. Here, we reviewed the National policy on education and analyzed stakeholders views through oral interviews of officials in the Federal and State ministry of education, universities and other relevant agencies in the educational sector. The problem with the educational system seems not to be that of policy or structural falsification and proliferation, but that of programmes and policy implementations. Some recommendations were made to help address these educational problems.
Keywords: National Policy on Education, educational restructuring, educational policy, strike actions.