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Achieving Nigerian educational goals through the Confucian educational philosophy


The importance of education to the development of any society cannot be gainsaid. However, decades after the inauguration of Nigeria’s National Policy of Education, achieving the required educational goals for the nation’s development, has largely, remained a hard sale. In consequence, the country faces alarming rates of social stability and underdevelopment. In the light of the current clamour of tongues and quest for effective ways of achieving more positive outcomes regarding the nation’s educational goals, this paper critically interrogates the major challenges to the attainment of these goals. As the way forward, it presents the ideals of Confucius’ philosophy of education as a philosophical perspective that could be utilized in transforming Nigeria’s education sector towards a more effective attainment of the nation’s educational goals. The analytic, critical and prescriptive methods of philosophical research are adopted in the paper.

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