Education, the great equaliser, is in a debilitating crisis state in Nigeria today. With the world’s highest out-of-school children, poor funding and management, poor teaching quality, and incessant strike actions by the staff of tertiary educational institutions, the supposed Giant of Africa has steadily rendered millions of her citizens intellectually stunted. In this way, the future of millions of Nigerians is under serious threat.
Due to poor orientation, many Nigerians now consider education to be only a means to one end – making money – and since securing decent jobs remains a dream, higher-education apathy rises, and schooling has been tagged a “scam”. This education debacle persists despite several governmental and non-governmental interventions, calling to question the guiding policy on which the interventions are built.
Hence, the policy review by YMonitor examines Nigeria’s National Policy on Education (NPE), focusing on tertiary and nomadic education. The document reviews its relevance, efficacy, and implementation strategy. It also recommends ways to make education policy work in Nigeria.