ERIC Number: ED186512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Federal Republic of Nigeria National Policy on Education: An Educational Task for a Developing Nation.
Obebe, Bolarinde J.
Nigeria inherited a British system of education with a British philosophy of education. This educational system no longer meets the needs of an independent Nigeria. Since independence eighteen years ago, the demand for a well defined national policy on education has generated much debate. This debate has led to many Federal and State commissions, all of which have made recommendations that would help to eliminate the strong bias toward the traditional literary and academic subjects. In January, 1977, the Nigerian government issued a policy statement on education which contained the government's views on the philosophy of Nigerian education from preschool through the university levels. The specific national aims and objectives to which the philosophy is linked are: (1) the inculcation of national consciousness and national unity; (2) the inculcation of the right type of values and attitudes for the survival of the individual and the Nigerian society; (3) the training of the mind in the understanding of the world; and (4) the acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competencies, both mental and physical, as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of his society. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria