Leveraging Nigerian Education System: The Comparative Advantage

Suleiman Alhaji Ahmad, Mohammad Usman


It is well noted that past and present Nigerian governments tried several times to fulfill the education objectives of the primary education in the country. In the Economic cum political issues, Nigeria plays vital role in the in sub Saharan African. The issue at stake raised is, does Nigeria's primary education system meets the needs of the country? Nigerian education policy stress many issues which are yet to manifest viably in the system. The problems are: What exactly made the system derailed off the line of success. What are those things get missing with the primary education in Nigeria? This conceptual paper remains exploratory as it explores the persisting and pressing problems and thereby proffers some viable solutions to leverage the Nigeria education system. This is in consideration of Malaysia’s education system bearing that Malaysia and Nigeria has common ground as they shared similar primary education system with their grand colonial mother Britain.

Keywords: Education Problems, Nigeria, Malaysia, Primary Education, 

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