The Evolution of Education in Nigeria: How has it Impacted Ordinary Nigerians from Pre-Independence till Present?

Abayomi Alase


This article looked at the maturity of the Nigerian educational system from independence until now.  As a comprehensive and historical review of the educational system/standard in Nigeria, this article examine some of the educational issues/shortcomings confronting the Nigerian people, and their inability to anticipate and strategically plan a course of action to handle the stressors.  Additionally, this article also discussed the effects of globalization and how it has transformed/reshaped the fundamentalism of educational practices in Africa.  As such, the problem with the Nigerian educational system is that it is lacking in many educational areas.  It is recommended that the Nigerian government facilitate the development/construction of new infrastructures.  For any society to grow/function properly, economically, developmentally, and/or fundamentally it needs certain infrastructures in place, i.e., standardized and structurally sound school buildings.


Nigerian educational system, UPE in Nigeria, UBE in Nigeria, Public and private universities in Nigeria

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