Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Dr. Darrell Kellams
Dr. Kennith Burkholder
Dr. Robert Butler
The education of the young has been one of the most pertinent concerns of man and woman in Nigeria. For centuries, famous men and women have expressed opinions or philosophized copiously on the objective of public education in the country. The public education and its objectives in Nigeria is of much concern when it is compared to that of the United State. There are different problems in the areas noted by most educationists; too little money for education, outdated curricula, and not enough trained teachers. It is not that Nigerian schools fail to achieve their stated purposes, but they are not the exalted places their proponents proclaim. The secondary purpose of this paper is to bring to the attention of the Nigerian educators those objectives necessary in the Nigerian public education, as it is, in the United States when both were comparatively analyzed. The two countries were once under the dictate or influence of the British people.
Idiong, Bassey, "A Comparative Analysis of Public Education and its Objectives in Nigeria and in the United States" (1973). Student Work. 2279.