ERIC Number: ED476402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
Regaining Our Lost Glory: Appropriating the Catalytic Germ in Sustainable Development Parameters.
Onukaogu, C. E.
Given its being at the eastern boundaries of Igbo land in Nigeria, Ohuhu clan was among the last areas to be conquered by British imperialists. It was also among the last areas in Igbo land to have the impact of white missionaries. Thus, in terms of modern education, commerce, industry, and civil service administrations as dictated by the colonial master, Ohuhu clan was a late comer. In spite of its late arrival, however, Ohuhu clan had at the middle of the last century shown that it was a formidable force to be reckoned with in the colonial master's dispensation. For instance, when the people saw the need for formal education they set themselves to the task of building schools to meet the education needs of Ohuhu sons and daughters. Afuigiri, Umuagu, Umuawa, Nkwo Egwu, Umuhu central schools are community schools built without mission or government support. Today, however, many years after Nigerian independence, Ohuhu is a shadow of itself. This paper contends that it is possible for Uhuhu clan to regain its lost glory--the attainment of sustainable development is definitely "sine qua non" if Ohuhu's children are to be assured their rightful place in Nigeria and the world. The paper does four things--it: explains what sustainable development (SD) is and the features that make it possible; argues that SD will be elusive if the generality of Ohuhu people are not functionally literate; presents a model of a literacy program that can enhance SD in Ohuhu; and examines possible constraints on the attainment of sustainable development and how best to overcome these constraints. (Contains 14 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria