Social Studies Education: A Starting Point to Reflect on the Menace of Cumulative Social Failures and Poor Education in Nigerian Schools
- 1. Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria
Quality represents an acceptance norm or essential characteristics that give identity or credibility to something. With reference to education, quality refers to the highest or finest stands to be pursued, a sort of degree of excellence to be aimed at. Nigeria, a country that holds a strategic place on the Africa continent, a diplomatic force in West Africa, a major player in world politics with enormous potentials for economic and social development is faced with myriads of problems ranging from political gangsterism, ethnic militancy poaching of maritime resources, illegal drugs dealing, rapacious corruption, financial mismanagement are all manifestation of failure of national security. Nigeria is currently entangled in the web of combustible lingering ethnic and religious conflicts. This has brought to limelight the issue persisting state failure and enormous institutional decay in the country. This quickly festered in hydra-headed dimension as frequent attacks on schools, compounding the problems associated with education in Nigeria. The study is an attempt to x-ray the extent of such failures in the economy and the impact on the quality of education in the country, using the social studies classroom. Recommendations were made to the Nigerian government that has come under attack over the poor performances and how the situation can be improved.
Keywords: Social Studies, Menace, Social Failures, Education,
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