Problems of Education in Nigeria and Prospect

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J. Soc. Sci., 14(1): 81-86 (2007)

Educational System in Nigeria Problems and Prospects
L. O. Odia1 and S.I Omofonmwan 2 1. Universal Welfare Sustainable Community Development Center, Benin City, Nigeria 2. Department of Geography and Planning, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria E-mail: profomofonmwan@yahoo.com or odialucko@yahoo.com
KEYWORDS Education; problems; prospects; standards; research and development ABSTRACT This paper examines the problems and prospects of education in Nigeria. Education is the bedrock of development. But unfortunately Education in Nigeria is bisected with myriad’s of problems. These includes; poor funding and thus poor educational infrastructures, inadequate classrooms, teaching
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Some schools were left with one teacher and a security man. And a near replication of same happened in the year 2000, this time for those that have served 28years and above. This is how the government indirectly legitimized irregularities in schools that is today unabated. Today the paucity of teachers in our secondary and primary schools, indicate that the state is yet to fully recover from this shock. (Omofonmwan, 2001 ) Between 1999 and the year 2000, the Bauchi State Government terminated the services of teachers who were non-indigene from its teaching services. A situation which resulted in acute shortage of teachers in virtually all schools in the state without a prior provision for replacement. Same practices have also been observed in some other states of the federation. In a similar vein, Zamfara State government

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in the year 2004 imposed fees on students that is not only religious and indigene-ship bias, but also gender discriminatory, such discriminatory educational policy hampers the quest for goal attainment in both educational and national development. Efforts of state government like Bayelsa and Ebonyi, since 1999 towards overhauling and speedy transformation of its educational system from the primary to the tertiary level as well as sponsorship of its
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