Ayo, C. K. and Adebiyi, A. A.
TOWARDS A FUTURISTIC EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.
Essays in Education, 23.
Majority of the nations of the world were colonized and went through wars at various times, but
had turned around their fortunes through economic and educational reforms. In Nigeria however,
there had been series of educational reforms from: 7/6-5-4 to 6-3-3-4 and now 9-3-4 system.
Similarly, the recent reform in the higher education sector which has resulted into the conversion
of the nation’s higher technical educational institutions to degree awarding universities, which
arose largely from the disparity between the graduates of the two institutions in the labor market
and the fallen standard of education.
This paper presents a critical review of the various educational reforms with a view to designing
a viable educational model based on the examples of some developed and developing nations. It
attempts to proffer solutions to some of the existing problems.
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