Current Problems of Educational Development in Nigeria

Topics: Education, Teacher, Curriculum Pages: 4 (985 words) Published: April 25, 2013
NAME -USIE COURAGE IGIODU
MATRIC NO -090131044
UNIT -ECONOMICS EDUCATION
COURSE TITLE -ISSUES IN NIGERIAN SCHOOL CURRICULUM
COURSE CODE -LAS 310
LECTURER IN CHARGE -DR RUFAI

CURRENT PROBLEMS OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The height the educational system in any given nation attains is a function of the attention the government and other stake holders pay to the sector. The development of the educational sector in Nigeria has been bedeviled by a variety of challenges, which have, in no small way retarded the educational development we’ve all been envisaging.

Some of such problems, among others, are highlighted below:

1.ISSUE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL OF THE SOCIETY’S EDUCATION

The greatest problem of educational development all over the world is that of responsibility and control, and it does not seem that the question is yet to get satisfactory answers, even in highly developed countries of the world.

Some agencies, such as the family, church, and the state, over time have played major roles in the educational sector, and the extent of the roles to be performed by such agencies is inconclusive.

2.THE PREVALENCE OF MULTIPLE SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION

This is also another major setback in the educational sector. As of today, there are thirty one (31) systems of education in the country: the national of federal system and the thirty one state systems. As a result, uniformity is virtually impossible, thus leading to a disruption in the education of students

However, the federal government is expected to set standards that will be adopted by other states of the federation.

3.DIVERSIFICATION OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

As a result of the prevalence of multiple systems of education in the country, there is the problem of diversification and control. Education efforts are diversified everywhere. Dual control and inspection are also common, sometimes leading to conflicts, misunderstanding and retrogression within...
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