Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”—Malcolm X When issues concerning the miseries afflicting the country’s education sector are tabled for discussion and analysis, one is oftentimes confronted with the argument that…

INFOGRAPHICS: What the education statistics say about Nigeria versus Iceland

INFOGRAPHICS: What the education statistics say about Nigeria versus Iceland

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Nigeria won Iceland 2-0 in the World Cup on Friday. Beyond the exciting victory, we decided to compare the education system in both countries. Is the Nigerian education system better than that of Iceland? Find out with these infographics. Our parameters for…

Poor policy implementation: A setback to education in Nigeria

Poor policy implementation: A setback to education in Nigeria

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Various definitions abound for the concept of implementation. In this case, we depend on Egonmwan’s conceptualisation of it as the process of converting financial, material, technical and human inputs into outputs – goods and services. It also involves a wide variety of…

Towards restoring a functional Madrasah system

Towards restoring a functional Madrasah system

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Uthman Jaarullah bn Zakariyyah Oladele bn Abdullahi proposes reforms within the Madrasah system. In Nigeria, the Madrasah is variously called Islamiyya, Makaranta Ilmi, or Ilé Kéwú. It is the institution under which  the Almajiri system dominantly operates. The writer establishes that many…

Irrelevant courses responsible for high unemployed graduates in Nigeria – Senator Kaura

Irrelevant courses responsible for high unemployed graduates in Nigeria – Senator Kaura

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Senator Tijjani Kaura represents Zamfara North Federal Constituency at the 8th Senate.  ABDUSSALAM AMOO recently interviewed Kaura who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Character Commission and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. He…

Apply for Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2018

Apply for Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2018

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Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming….

Restructuring our education system for a better Nigeria

Restructuring our education system for a better Nigeria

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By Temitope Adigun One thing that is peculiar and synonymous to every society in the world is the urge and hunger for progress, living on its own without much dependence on other nations and societies of the world. The struggle requires and…

FG reforming education in all facets – Education Minister

FG reforming education in all facets – Education Minister

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Nigeria’s Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, said on Thursday that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was putting in place deliberate policies and measures to reform all facets of the education sector. Adamu, represented by Ezekiel Asubiojo, Director , Ministry of Education said…

Policy makers’ attitude negatively affecting education in Nigeria – Jega

Policy makers’ attitude negatively affecting education in Nigeria – Jega

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Immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has identified the negative mindset of policy makers and political leaders as responsible for the woes of education in Nigeria. This was in a keynote address delivered at the…

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