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Embracing the future of engineering education in Nigeria: teaching and learning challenges

A.A. Oloyede
H.A. Ajimotokan
N Faruk


There has been a wide advocacy around the adoption of better teaching methods for Engineering Education in Nigeria, more especially with the advent of information and telecommunication technologies. However, compared with what was applicable, about 40 to 50 years ago, little has changed in the country in relation to classroom teaching and learning, use of teaching aids, and laboratory works among others. The general concept of the Nigerian education system and the role of engineering in the educational system are examined in this paper. It also examines the present Nigerian engineering teaching style and outputs, some of the challenges being faced by engineering education in Nigeria especially in relation to teaching and learning highlighted. The work proposes some changes that would make engineering education better in Nigeria while showing that sustainable engineering education development for the future engineering education lies in a modified teaching-learning approach guided by real-world problems.

Keywords: engineering education, teaching methods, dynamic curriculum, learning challenges

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