Education Is A Lifespan Process And Is Acquisition Of Skill And Knowledge

939 WordsJul 3, 20154 Pages
Education in Nigeria formally commences from 2 years of Kindergarten, 6 years of elementary, 3 year of junior secondary, 3 years of senior secondary school, and 4 years finally college and/or university. This system of education is introduced with the prime aim of ensuring that Nigerians of school age get the most out of formal education and hence well equipped to contribute positively to the community. Education is a lifespan process and is acquisition of skill and knowledge. Education according to Prof. Fafunwa is, “the aggregate of all the processes by which a child or adult develops the abilities, attitudes and other forms of behavior which are of positive value to the society in which he lives.” (Educational System in Nigeria). The issue is does Nigeria educational system upholds the true definition of education in its practical terms. An objective review of the contemporary educational system in Nigeria definitely shows that the system in total collapse. From elementary to tertiary level it has become a nightmare. In the 80s and 90s students that completed secondary education formed the major work force and were capable of efficiently carrying out their job responsibilities. Today majority of graduates of Senior Secondary Schools hardly express themselves academically as compared with those of 80s and 90s. This fall in Nigerian education standard is traceable to current unhealthy value system in Nigeria which in turn breeds corruption in public life, Lack of good
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