EZEYI, Victoria N. and Ene, Nnamdi N. S. and NWOSU, Rose Y. (2021) NATIONAL POLICY ON EDUCATION IN NIGERIA. In: Historiological Dimensions of the Nigeria Education. Equity Ventures in Conjunction with Mega Atlas Projects Limited, pp. 91-150. ISBN 978-978-49195-0-4

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Education in Nigeria is an instrument par excellence for effecting national development. It has witnessed active participation by non-governmental agencies, communities, and individuals as well as government intervention. It is, therefore, desirable for the nation to spell out in clear and unequivocal terms the philosophy and objectives that underlie its investment in education. The National Policy on Education seeks to fulfill that role. Government has stated that for the benefit of all citizens, the country’s educational goals shall be clearly set out in terms of their relevance to the needs of the individuals and those of the society, in consonance with the realities of our environment and the modern world. The need for a national policy on education came about as a result of the 1969 National Curriculum Conference which was attended by a cross section of Nigerians. The conference was a culmination of expressions of general dissatisfaction with the exiting education system which has become irrelevant to national needs, aspirations and goals. After the National Curriculum Conference, a seminar of participants drawn from a wide range of interest groups within Nigeria was convened in 1ST3 ~he seminar, which included voluntary agencies and external bodies, deliberated on what a national policy on education for an independent and sovereign Nigeria should be. The outcome of the seminar was a draft document which, after due comments were received from the states and other interest groups, led to the final document, the National Policy on Education, first published in 1977, the 2nd and 3rd editions were published in 1981 and 1993 respectively in keeping with the dynamics of social change and the demands on education. The fourth edition was in 2004. This edition was necessitated by some policy innovations and changes, and the need to update the 3rd edition (1998) .the fifth edition was published in 2007 while the six edition in 2013.

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