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THE USE OF DATA IN POLICY-MAKING IN NIGERIA'S EDUCATIONAL SECTOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Azuh, Dominic E. and Joshua, Segun and lbietan, Jide (2016) THE USE OF DATA IN POLICY-MAKING IN NIGERIA'S EDUCATIONAL SECTOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. In: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia (Spain).

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Abstract

Policy making simply denotes the use of resources to meet public co1.cern Suffi::::e to .>a" t.hat the act of policy making is an act of political compromise among policy makers l--olicv ' .king is a tool to direct the course of educational system of any country towards achieving do::;s1red end s. If wrong policies are made in directing the course of education, the result will be educational maladministration which will have adverse effects on the learners with long term implication for national development. It is therefore not a surprise that developed countries of the world are very careful in making sure that educational policies are guided by relevant data. However, developing countries are lagging behind m the use of data-driven for policy making as far as educational sector is concerned. Using public choice theory as an explanatory tool, with secondary data gathering techn;r;ues, the paper finds that policies on education are hardly based on data, hence educational policies have not been able to deliver the goal of development as data that are necessary to guide policy making on education are hardly gathered and used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Policy, National Development, Education, Data, Maladministration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 10:51
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 10:51
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7648

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