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How to Improve the Education System of Nigeria for the Future?

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According to reports by UNESCO, the current literacy rate of Nigerians
that are above 15 years is 62%. This report indicates that most Nigerians are
able to learn and speak. In any country, the education system impacts the
literacy rate of it and therefore, to understand the current literacy rate of
Nigeria it is important to see the education system of the country.


The Education Policy of Nigeria 

The first education policy of Nigeria was published in 1977 and since
then it has undergone many revisions to meet the changes of the education
requirement. The Education Policy of Nigeria gives the government the power to
handle the formal basic education which is compulsory and is made free. The
basic education provided includes one year of pre-primary education, six-year
of primary education and three years of junior secondary education. In short,
the education system of Nigeria consists of nine years of basic education,
three years of senior secondary school education and four years of tertiary
education that includes university and colleges and the degrees from the same
can be helpful in landing
and the information for the same can
be accessed through
Sarkari Result. The educational activities both in
public and private schools are regulated through this guide. 


The education sector in Nigeria is managed by both the government and
private stakeholders. The public tertiary and the secondary level institutions
are managed by the federal and the state government while the local government
controls the public pre-primary and primary level institutions


Challenges of Nigerian Education

Even though the education system of Nigeria is good, it has its own
challenges. For instance, even though primary education is compulsory and is
made available for free, 10.5 million children of Nigeria are not enrolled in
school. The net-attendance rate of the students who are attending the schools
is merely 53%. One challenge is that students when they are out of school, they
hardly get back to the education system again. Additionally, more than half of
the girls of Nigeria are not enrolled in school and the factors contributing to
this imbalance in gender can be attributed to economic barriers and
socio-cultural norms.


How To Improve The Education System
Of Nigeria For The Future?

To improve the education system in Nigeria, it is important to make
education a priority and while doing so the most vulnerable children, the ones
who have the maximum risk of being left out from receiving education should be
targeted. Further, the teachers should be trained with core knowledge and
innovative teaching methodologies to spark interest amongst the children to
continue their education. The same should be done while ensuring quality
education is provided to the students in a way that they are easily able to
understand the lessons. 


The students are mostly enrolled by the parents and therefore, special
focus should be on increasing awareness of education amongst the parents and
communities. Increasing the awareness in the community for education will
contribute to a better enrollment rate of the students. Also, a safe learning
environment should be provided to the students. For instance, during the COVID
time, it needs to be ensured that the students are able to maintain social
distance, handwashes and sanitisers should be made available. By following such
safety measures, they can provide the students with a safe environment to
continue their education without fear. 


UNICEF through its education programme is providing support to the
Nigerian government to help them achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4
that addresses quality education by 2030. For doing the same, proper planning
is being carried out and systematic barriers will be identified and addressed.
The objective of this education programme of UNICEF includes better access to
education, where the students are able to access educational institutions and
complete their education and a safe learning environment. In addition to that,
it will also focus on empowering the students with the necessary skills and
knowledge that can be used for lifelong learning. 


The same can be achieved by creating a learning-friendly environment,
improving the quality of education and increasing the demand for education by
increasing the awareness of it in society. Recently, the Nigerian government
contributed to improving the education system of the country during COVID by

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