Journal of Research in National Development

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Education and national integration in Nigeria

I Ibaba


This paper examines the linkage between education and national integration in Nigeria, and explores the argument that education can be a viable vehicle for integration in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, the role of education in the strengthening of ethnic loyalties was discussed, and unequal access to education and the curriculum content were identified as the major challenges. To focus Nigerian education on integration, the paper advocates the democratization of education to enhance equal access, and the Nigerianisation of education through curriculum reforms to develop national consciousness.

Keywords: Education, national integration, democratisation, Nigerianisation
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