The researcher treated about sustainable Educational policies and
National Development but giving more emphasis on Educational Policy because
they are government programmes or action plan meant to review existing
educational practice or introduce a new method aimed at enhancing a better
educational pursuit for its citizens.
The impact of Educational policy makes man live and operate the
way he does and his operational efficiency is best determined by his quality of
Lastly, it is said that without Educationally policy, there will
be low productivity in the whole sector of the economy.
1.1 General Background to the subject
1.2 Problems associated with the subject
1.3 Problems that the study will be concerned with
1.4 The importance of studying the
1.5 Definition of important
1.6 (Chapter) Reference (Using APA
2.1 The origin of the subject
2.2 Schools of thoughts within the subject
2.3 The school of thoughts relevant to the
2.4 Different methods of studying the
3.1 Data Presentation (Highlights of the
3.2 Analysis of the
The nexus between education and national development is quite
intrinsic. Education, as a process through which desirable knowledge, attitudes
and activities are inculcated both formally and informally, provides the basic
substratum for national development and ensures that national objectives are
brought to fruition. Through this process, man’s intelligence is provided
training of the right kind to enable him acquire the necessary values and act
rationally for his own good and for that of his society. It is this all
important function of education that compelled Alfred Whitehead (1997) to
remark thus; “in the conditions of modern life, the rule is absolute; the race
which does not value intelligence is doomed”. Thus, it is education that makes
man live and operate the way he does. His operational efficacy is best
determined by his quality of education. It is not surprising that the Nigerian
Government has adopted education as an instrument par excellence for effective
1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND
TO THE SUBJECT MATTER
Educational policy are government programmes or action plan meant
to review existing educational practice or introduce a new method aimed at
enhancing a better educational pursuit for its citizens. Prior to these
policies, government involvement was not all that quite pronounced in the
management of education. That is why in the introduction of this policy, it is
clearly stated thus “Education in Nigeria is no more a private enterprise but a
huge government venture that has witnessed a progressive evolution of
government completely and dynamic intervention and active participation.
According to Walter Rodney (1992), “The import of the policy was
that government was out for even and orderly development of the country, using
education as its capstone. Dudley Seer (1991) remark thus; the policy does not
only highlight the national policy on education but also provides a framework
for the national objectives on which the policy derives.
1.2 PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER
A lot of problems is associated with this subject matter which
include the following:
a. There is the danger of
employing illiterates in the various sector of the economy if education is not
b. Lack of education is
responsible for low productivity in the whole sector of the economy.
c. Without the help of
education, one cannot be proficient in speaking and understanding languages
apart from her mother tongue.
d. Satisfaction of other’s
interest or even assuming a leadership role in a group would be made impossible
e. According to Offoing Daniel
A. (1980), Educational policy definitely places some children in disadvantaged
position by making no provisions for free education.
1.3 PROBLEMS THAT THE STUDY WILL BE CONCERNED WITH
This study concerns a lot of problems which include the following:
a. Problem of
finance: Finance has been
identified as one of the major constrains of policy implementation in the
country. Two sources for this problem have been identified as under-estimation
of the costs of educational programmme and over-estimation of anticipated
financial resources to find the programmes. Educational officials should be
provided with enough find to make sure that educational policies are carried
out efficiently and effectively.
of the policy is another problem: According
to Segun Adesina (1983), “The political climate in the country has not been
quite conducive to implement the policy. Political instability coupled with the
reordering of priorities by new leaders often times led to trade union strikes.
Political climate in the country must be stable for easy implementation of this
c. Lack of
trained personnel: Poor
quality teachers also impair the effective operation of the national policy.
Efforts should be made by the government to provide adequate curriculum
experiences to enable students acquire requisite knowledge, attitudes and
d. Problem of
free education: This has
been identified as one of the major constrains in educational policies and
national development. Efforts must be made by the government to provide free
education up to a given level which constituted the principal entry point to
the labour force.
e. Problem of
science and technological facilities: All
these should be provided in our various schools for smooth educational system
in our country.
1.4 THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING THE AREA
This academic research work will be of immerse benefit to all
stakeholders in education, the Academician, the student and teachers alike. It
will be a veritable tool for the government in planning and implementing
existing and subsequent policy as it provides a true picture of the problems on
The following includes the importance of education. Makes one
adapt to and control the environment, creates individuals differences, leads to
language development, promotes moral development and leads to social
Efforts have been made in this piece of work to provide a tool of
analysis to both administrators and policy makers who might need
recommendations and suggestions provided in this work for proper planning.
1.5 DEFINITION OF IMPORTANT TERMS
1. Education: It can be define as all efforts towards
the inculcation of the right attitude, habit, skill and knowledge necessary for
proper adjustment in the society.
2. Development: Is the provision of amenities that will
over time improve the socio-economic standard of the people.
3. Training: Is the moulding of a person to increase
his fitness for a specific activity.
4. Modern life: It simply means new way of doing things.
5. Government: Means the action or manner of governing
people eg democratic government has now replaced military rule.
6. Policy: Is a plan of action, statement of ideals
adopted by a government or political party etc.
7. Stakeholder: They could be referred to as all levels of
government, the rural people and non-governmental organizations that are
involved in the administration and finance services provided by the government.
8. Planning: is the result envisaged, line of action to
be followed, the stages to go through and methods used to outline proximate
events and necessary actions taken to achieve the desired results.
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