Education as a Tool for Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth in Nigeria
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Nigerian Journal of Sociology of Education (NJSE).
This paper examined the role of education in achieving sustainable economic growth in Nigeria. It explored the plight of Nigeria in recession and established the imperativeness of economic growth to improve the socio-economic condition of the populace and also discussed the programmes so far adopted towards the goal. The paper hence x-rayed education and the current educational structure of Nigeria with a bias for Universal Basic Education (UBE) for a plausible linkage to economic growth in Nigeria, identifying underlying problems. The paper argued strongly the indispensable role of education in sustaining economic growth in Nigeria. It was thus recommended among others that; the government should ensure the appropriate implementation of the current educational policies at the various levels of our education system. Also, the government should invest more in education given that it is the surest way to sustain economic growth in Nigeria. Private organizations should support the educational sector in the country to ensure a steady supply of qualified manpower for their operations.
Education , economic recession , sustainable economic growth , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Emeri, P.N. (2018). Education as a Tool for Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Sociology of Education (NJSE). 12(1),71-86