Factors Influencing Education in Northern Nigeria Research Proposal Paper
Factors Influencing Education in Northern Nigeria
The aim of every country in establishing the quality education starts in the availability for all. A well developed country promise much more of the other countries can promise in terms of quality education. Sometimes, the countries that have a good quality of education usually serve better opportunities. On the other hand, the developing countries are still on planning to catch up with the other successful countries. This kind of attitude is not good for the other countries but because the developing is ready to commit on the challenges of the development and other factors of globalization, even if the entire country is not ready, the quality education can be hard to attain.
Background and Problem Statement
Different researches about the quality education create a great impact on the concern of the developing countries to provide the quality of education. Nigeria, as one of the developing countries, is not an exceptional country in terms of achieving the quality of education. Furthermore, the Nigerian economy is still looking for additional effort or innovative program to improve the quality of their education and its availability. In addition, this is not the only problem being faced by the developing countries. Education is a vital requirement in the development of children and education is also important in making the economy strong. Therefore identifying the different factors that affect the education in Nigeria is a significant initial step for the country that attempts to reach the quality in education.
The objective of the study focus on the main topic of the study and that is determining the different factors that influence the education in the Northern part of Nigeria. In the fulfillment of this objective, the Nigeria can have more confidence in delivering the quality education in their country.
The study prepared several questions that can be the engine of the paper in satisfying the objective.
1. What are the recognized problems among the Nigerian students?
2. What are the common challenges that the teachers and other educators faces?
3. What are the statuses of the pedagogical innovation for the past years in achieving the dream for quality education?
Review in Literature
Nigeria faces different challenge such as unemployment, gender inequality, poverty, lack of health care policies, and education. The level of education of the Nigerians were also affected by the poverty abut the unemployment. The gender inequality also plays a role in the level of education. The Northern part of Nigeria it is more evidential that more boys are attending the schools than of the girls. This can be originated from their parent. The influence of the parents plays also a part in the overall development of the children. Most of the parents believe that education is only a second rate than their religion and cultural upbringing. Also, there are also emerging issues that continuous to plague the performance of education that resulted in the poor level against the other countries. Education in Nigeria is aware that the five recognized issues created a negative appeal on delivering the quality education. The inadequate financing, different institutional constraints, low quality of teaching and learning, limited participation of civil society, local communities, and the private sector, and lastly, the weak planning and policy analysis capacity for the entire system. These are the recognized most influential factors that affects the deliverance of the quality of education (Truong, et al., 2003; Amaele, 2006). The teachers’ development and use of different approach in learning is the most critical factor that affects the level of education. Without a foundation in education, the teaching and learning will suffer (Moncet, 2003).
The applied method of the study is the use of the case studies. Through the comparative case studies, the current research study is allowed to review the past literatures that may take a special part in the completion of the study as well as identifying the literature gaps. The study finds an advantage in using the comparative case studies for it can measure the different effects of the past pedagogical innovation in Nigeria. The study can compare and critically analyze the different factors that the past studies presented and in the end, an in-depth analysis can be created.
The renewal for the education in Nigeria is needed by the simple means of the teacher development and re-training. This can be the integral part of the improvement in the level of education in Nigeria. In addition, the delivery systems and flexibility makes it for the educators to be more responsive.
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