oa Lagos Notes and Records - The humanities and the challenges of national development in Nigeria: a literary perspective
|Article Title||The humanities and the challenges of national development in Nigeria: a literary perspective|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||241 - 255|
|Keyword(s)||Communication, Comparative religion, Education for citizens, Ethics, Exchange of ideas, Indigenous languages, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy and Words|
This paper explores and evaluates the challenges that face the humanities in Nigeria from a literary perspective. It highlights the contributions of the humanities, especially literature. to the development of human, socio-cultural and economic resources of Nigeria. It concludes that in view of the fundamental importance and relevance of the humanities to national development, the Nigerian government should fund the humanistic disciplines adequate to equip them well enough to meet the challenges facing them in the 21st century.
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