Education for sustainability through academic freedom
Most challenging developments in Nigeria in recent times are the issues of poverty, human right, gender inequality, cultural diversity and education for all. These issues have eaten deep into the society that policy makers and stake-holders in education are worried and are in search for possible solutions. Past researches are of the opinion that education for sustainable development and academic freedom could assist in solving these ethical menaces. Education for sustainable development allows every human being to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future to make judgments and choices in favor of sustainable lifestyle. In the same vein, academic freedom leads to the expansion and discovery of new ideas of knowledge, transmits and preserves culture developed in the learner’s independent judgment of an environment free from external control and domination. Educational opportunities that Nigerian children would have enjoyed through Education For All to achieve sustainability and self reliance is lacking due to factors enumerated above. In this contribution, we reviewed issues that pertain to how Education For All can be sustained and their goals achieved so that every child in Nigeria could be given equal rights to read and write irrespective of his or her tribe, age, background and gender.
KEYWORDS Sustainability, Academic Freedom, Education, Gender, Opportunity.