ERIC Number: ED253342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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The Universal Primary Education Program in Nigeria: Revisited.
Obiakor, Festus E.
Following a discussion of contrasts between developed and developing countries, this paper describes problems encountered by the Universal Primary Education program, a project in Nigeria designed to promote literacy and eradicate superstititon and ignorance. Specifically, the following problems are described in the light of rural, traditional perspectives: neglect of agro-based industries, poor incentives for teachers, little consideration for staffing and equipment for rural schools, and little emphasis on vocational education. Opposition by traditional and religious leaders was also found to be problematic. Restructuring the Nigerian educational system, greater incentives for teachers, adequate planning, emphasis on vocational and career education, and increasing educational facilities are some of the solutions suggested. (AS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria