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ERIC Number: EJ1083781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Barriers to Equality of Access to Educational Opportunity in Nigeria: A Philosophical Perspective
Nwogu, Godpower Anyalebechi Ikechi
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n4 p148-152 2015
Education as well as its objective are dynamic instruments needed to meet and satisfy the aspirations of the citizens they are meant to serve. Limited resources and a rapidly expanding child population pose problems of "who gets educated" in Nigeria. The question of educational imbalance has been a dominant issue which subsequent Nigerian governments have had to tackle since independence. No matter how much they try to spread educational opportunity equitably, a number of barriers have acted to counter governments' good intentions. The study has identified some of these barriers as including: the problem of carrying capacity, quota system of admissions, unaffordable costs, armed conflicts/insurgency, selection methods, and gender inequality amongst others. The study further proffered possible solutions before arriving at some conclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A