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Education and Sustainable National Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward

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Education is an important key of achieving a sustainable national development. For a state or society to achieve a sustainable national development, the quality of its education should be improved. This paper attempts to explain the concept of education, the concept of sustainable national development and relationship between education and sustainable national development. The paper provides an insight into various challenges confronting education in Nigeria such as gender inequity in education, dearth of teachers, inadequate infrastructures, overcrowded classrooms etc. It finally suggested way on how to solve challenges confronting education in Nigeria. This is done through creation of conducive atmosphere for learning, allocation of enough funds for educational development, discouraging gender disparity in education by an enlightenment programme, setting up a trustworthy committee that will manage and supervise education etc.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 14)
A. A. Boyi, "Education and Sustainable National Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 14, pp. 65-72, 2014
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