NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A PHILOSOPHICAL STUDY OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS IN NIGERIA
Matthew Ikechukwu Obijekwu, PhD and Romanus Ikechukwu Muomah
School of General Studies, Philosophy Unit, Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, Anambra State, and Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
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This paper philosophically examines the poor commitment and unprogressive attitude of the Nigerian education stakeholders towards national development. At present, the question of national development has been on the forefront of discussion amongst other emerging issues in Nigeria. As this discussion is on-going, little or no attention seemed to have been given to the poor commitment and unprogressive attitude of the education stakeholders in Nigeria. This could be considered an oversight function or negligence. The question has been to what extent are the education stakeholders committed to achieving the objective(s) of education in Nigeria? This study discovers that Nigerian education system is more of bookish and certificate-oriented system, than the vocational-oriented system. This work argues that, for Nigeria to develop, Nigerian education stakeholders should face their primary responsibilities by formulating practicable and realistic educational policies. This study concludes that education remains pivotal for national development in Nigeria if all the stakeholders should collaboratively work for common interest. This paper recommends that education stakeholders in Nigeria should advance more on pragmatic functional educational system that will boost the Nigerian economy; bring unity among the deranged populace; and provide value-based leadership.
Keywords: Philosophical study, education stakeholder and national development