EDUCATION AND GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

Prince Emma Peters, Tony Nkemakolam (PhD)

Abstract


Effective governance could be described as one in which the government of the day is both sensitive and responsive to the overall development of the state. Based on this definition, it is evident that the successive governments of post colonial Nigeria is very far from being conceived as ‘effective’ since there is a massive erosion of basic and structural amenities which have direct impact on the education of the country. Using secondary method of data collection, the research is focused on unravelling the failed educational structure in Nigeria as a direct consequence on failed government which has not granted the educational institutions the necessary instruments to compete with their peers abroad and which have also discouraged both students and teachers in the country, who consequently have watered down the standards of global education as it applies to Nigeria.  The paper suggested that the present ‘value system’ of embezzlement and nonchalance to development which are basically functional in Nigeria’s government, should be arrested and eliminated with a new value system put in place by the current leadership of the government in order to reinvent the wheels for the stakeholders in the educational sector.


Keywords


Education, Government, Governance, Nigeria, Value

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