n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Mentoring in the Nigerian context : chapter 4

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This chapter guides readers through an understanding of mentoring but with emphasis on experiences in the Nigerian environment. It taps on practical knowledge and the few published empirical results available on mentoring in Nigerian to discern its meaning, structure and operation in the Nigerian community. The chapter describes an array of diverse conceptions of mentoring and goes on to propose a model for the Nigerian context. It then examines benefits that have made mentoring so popular and considers the art and challenges of mentoring. These extend the global database information on mentoring by presenting mentoring issues specific to the Nigerian context. The author expects that the rendition will be insightful and helpful to individuals who may wish to effectively utilize mentoring as a human development strategy, especially in Nigeria.

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