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An Assessment of Human Capital Development in Nigeria through the Lens of Education

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The paper assesses human capital development in Nigeria through the lens of education. The study used education as proxy to capture human capital, while utilizing secondary sources of data. There is evidence that human capital development in Nigeria is inadequate and unable to galvanise the economy towards long-term stable growth. Emphasis should be placed on deliberately developing the country’s vast human resources, with particular reference to the country’s educational spectrum, if the goal of poverty alleviation, employment generation and wealth creation, all encapsulated in various policy documents over the years, are to be achieved.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 35)
M. Iyoboyi and O. Muftau, "An Assessment of Human Capital Development in Nigeria through the Lens of Education", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 35, pp. 1-14, 2014
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