Towards sustainability of Islamic teacher education in the south-western Nigerian universities
Higher education research and Policy network (HERPNET)
Islamic Teacher:Education in the Nigeria universities situated in the South- Western Nigeria remains one of the educational fields that need sustainable development in the recent educational reform going on in the country. As a Nigerian from the South- Western part of the country and a researcher in Islamic Studies, it is in my opinion that there is an obvious lack of interest in the Islamic discipline in the western oriented universities in Nigeria as a whole, most especially from the South- Western Nigeria. This problem featured out from the content of educational policy on Islamic Studies. It is on this line that this paper attempts to examine the need for the sustainable and innovative development in the Islamic Teacher Education in the South- Western Nigerian universities and makes a trial in providing the way forward towards the successful sustainable and innovative development in the discipline. The paper opens up with a historical analysis of the advent of Islamic Teacher Education in South- Western Nigerian environs and how it found its way into the western oriented universities in the area. It then moves on to discuss the various innovative and sustainable trials .embarked upon by some of these universities towards the successful sustainability of Islamic Teacher Education in the Nigerian universities. It also examines the challenges and obstacle facing the survival of the discipline in the educational field and suggests the way forward.
Towards, sustainability. Islamic teacher education, South-western Nigerian university
Adegoke, K. A. (2014),"Towards sustainability of Islamic teacher education in the south-western Nigerian universities" in Calhoum, T (ed.), Journal of Education Review, Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET), India, Vol.7 (1), 17-23.))