Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Darrell Kellams

Second Advisor

Dr. Kennith Burkholder

Third Advisor

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 There are different problems in the areas noted by most educationists; too little money for education, outdated curricula, and not enough trained teachers.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.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Bassey Idiong August, 1973