n AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society - Politics of policies : the quest for qualitative education in Nigeria

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1998-4936
  • E-ISSN: 2075-6534


The quality of education means much to the development of any nation. The government of Nigeria since independence realizes the unique position of education as a catalyst to the development of individual and the society at large. Much as they do; and much as they pronounce it; education polices and its implementation procedures at all levels of governmental powers in Nigeria have revealed intricacies in politics which brought Nigeria into a situation of 'one leg forward and two legs backward' as far as achieving qualitative education is concerned. The persistent fall in the standard of education is no longer debatable. The issue is in analyzing the politics and 'policies' that have contributed to this fall and search for a 'ground' where qualitative education would be achievable. This paper examines the undeniable relationship between politics and education using a system approach analysis and exposes their interrelationship in evolving qualitative education in Nigeria.

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