Globalisation, Education Reforms and Policy Change in Nigeria

By Babajide Gboyega Abidogun and Ayoola Sunkanmi Odubunmi.

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Globalisation has been described as the decoupling of space and time through which instantaneous communications, knowledge and culture can be shared around the world simultaneously. It is equally a process in which geographic distance becomes a factor of diminishing importance in the establishment and maintenance of cross border economic political and socio-cultural relations.
This paper examines the various policies so far adopted in Nigeria’s educational system and its linkage with economy, society and development and the narrow course of globalisation, its effects on the entire educational system in Nigeria.Umo[2002]observes that high quality and market relevant education is capable of offering a genuine solution to most of the economic problems of the continent ranging from poverty eradication to population control.
Agiobenebo and Ajie (2003) equally observe that formal education at all levels offers a foundation for knowledge accumulation skill formation and competence gaining through both on-the-job and out-of-job training.It is no gain saying that education is strategic for development, this notwithstanding, Nigeria is still trailing behind advance countries of the world in this very important sector. Budget allocation to education sector is far below the UNESCO recommendation, likewise, the impact of primary, secondary and tertiary education has not been adequately felt, graduates of our tertiary institutions cannot stand on their own except looking for white-collar jobs. Therefore, this paper examines Nigeria educational policy reforms and argues that the pre-requisite required for a meaningful educational system is lacking in Nigeria and that response capacity to Nigeria’s developmental problems is at best minimal because we are yet to tap fully the benefits of globalisation especially as it affects the educational system.

Keywords: Globalisation, Education Reforms, Policy Change

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.493MB).

Babajide Gboyega Abidogun

Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

The presenter is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations Faculty of Education Lagos State Uniuversity, Ojo Nigeria. He has presented paper at both national and international conferences. He has many published article in International Journals. He is married with kids.

Dr. Ayoola Sunkanmi Odubunmi

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

The presenter is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University Ojo, Nigeria. He has published both locally and internationally. He is happily married with children.

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