Quota System And Educational Reforms In Nigeria
As a result of the multi-ethnic nature of Nigeria and the desire of all to have quality education as a way of breaking the barriers of poverty, disease and ignorance, the struggle to have access to education has become more aggressive hence the introduction of quota system policy by the Federal Government as an instrument which is indispensable for inter-ethnic unity, harmony and social cohesion of the whole country.
However, opponents of this policy see it as a fraud designed to stagnate the educational movements of the educationally “advantaged” states while its supporters see the policy as a framework to enhance increased access to admission opportunities for the “disadvantaged” states in the country. These various arguments have brought a kind of stalemate in such a way that most of our federal institutions of learning are under-enrolled while others are over-populated thereby leading to under-utilization and over-utilization of resources respectively
Keywords: Quota; reforms; educational; multi-ethnic
JORIND Vol. 6 (1) 2008: pp. 23-23