09 Sep 2019

TRENDS IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The primary education system is the basis of all education and education development plays a significant role in human lives. It is, therefore, the duty and obligation of the Nigerian government to formalize the education system in Nigeria from primary to university level. The Nigerian government recorded unprecedented development at the main, secondary and college levels at all levels of education between 1976 and 1980. The current educational scenario in Nigeria is far apart and cannot be contrasted with the 1976-1980 situation. The education scheme should therefore be created free for all kids, regardless of their status and economic ability, from main to junior high school. If the Ministry of Education removes all its shortcomings by providing free education as a compulsory universal basic education for all children, adequate education for rural and urban areas, adequate trained teachers, facilities and free food for the needy and free stationery for poor students, the citizens will be affected by sound and standard education as the best interests of the poor. It would attract and maintain kids in schools if the state could fully enforce these techniques of child education. The Federal and State Ministry of Education in Nigeria, in specific, should reinforce pre-school education to integrate drop-out kids and working kids into schools. The project will make working kids, their parents, and educators more enthusiastic about an interest in college. It is the government’s obligation to provide free early childhood education and kids throughout their curriculum and syllabus should be taught about their rights and responsibilities to themselves and the country. Unless those in charge of state and national education are well disciplined, honest, engaged, and genuine, this project and programs could not materialize in Nigeria. There is a lack of discipline, honesty, engagement and sincerity in the country, especially with the scenario in Nigeria. The government should therefore appoint someone with the characteristics to hold the position of Minister of Education and Commissioner of Education at the state level to guarantee that all kids are in public schools in Nigeria.

Nigeria is a nation-wide country where smart people can make dramatic improvements in child education. However, in other nations around the globe, many trained Nigerians are teaching and working. But the absence of fundamental and sufficient physical and educational equipment still affects her people. There are many obstacles to education in Nigeria, such as professors and lecturers, and strike by non-academics that have seriously impacted the lives of many students across the country. The reason is that the strike forces the learners of the victim to invest for the licensed program more than appropriate and rational years. Another barrier that obstructs and confronts learners in Nigeria, such as sufficient housing, classroom and lecture space, and contemporary technology and well-equipped laboratory for learners, is lack of appropriate and sufficient equipment. Poverty and student absence of seriousness also add to the hindrances of Nigerian education, while the main issue is the level of corruption in the Ministry of Education, which has a significant adverse effect on the nationwide low level of education.

The following may be suggested to reshape, upgrade, and recapture the Nigeria education standard for the benefit of Nigerian children and nation as a whole.

School maintenance is found to be beyond the individual capacity. So, it is only the government that can provide all the instructional equipment and decent wages with free and standard education that will attract and generate a healthy standard of education in the country. The easy reality is that for many parents in Nigeria, conventional private schools are too expensive to afford. As a consequence, because of their parents’ economic limitations and the bad standard of public schools across the country, many kids lack the chance to have sound education. Similarly, NGOs and some external aid agencies can also play praiseworthy and helpful roles in reshaping and raising education to ordinary norms in Nigeria. The issue is the extent of the NGOs’ ability to achieve the equilibrium that will restructure the country’s instructional condition. In reality, with Nigerian Children’s vast population, the NGOs do not have the ability to provide for the instructional requirements of all children unless the government is committed and dedicated to fulfilling its basic duties by making funds accessible. In their operations, NGOs should also prevent tribalism and religious feeling. In their operations, they should not favor one tribe or religion against another, otherwise, they will truncate their primary goal and purpose, which paves the way for sound education for children. Furthermore, mosques and churches can also contribute indirectly if they are unable to do so immediately by raising money for school kids to buy stationery. Obviously, it is not only households and communities that should contribute to building schools and buying paperwork, but in the present scenario that Nigerian kids are experiencing, households, communities, philanthropists and ecclesiastical locations should all be engaged in saving kids from darkness and ignorance. Their involvement in uplifting the education system can also be compared with their involvement as vigilantes in safety and family protection operations. They can also get engaged in making sound education available and possible for kids if they could do that for their property and lives.

In order to perfect Nigerian children’s education, it can be concluded that there is an urgent and rapid need for government and individuals to combat all the obstacles facing Nigerian education system. The rate of corruption, strike, absence of seriousness, illegality, and irregularities that dominate the Nigerian Ministry of Education must be considered legally, and the guilty officials and employees must be punished.

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