Toxic Wastes and Leakages in the Nigerian Educational System: A Catalyst for further Reforms

Adaku Ngozi Achilike


This paper is an argument for the review of Nigeria’s national educational system to position the country for rapid socio-economic development. The presentation argues our educational system is no doubt degenerating. On this premise, the paper looked into the causes via detecting the toxic and other wastes as well as leakages which have cataclysmically contributed to this. Some have injected poison into the system, some have created severe/chronic and acute damages that must be flushed out in order to reduce and subsequently eradicate the loss in quality and quantity of our educational system. The paper therefore addressed these under; the present educational system, toxic waste in the educational system, leakages in the educational system, impact of policy implementation on the educational system, impact of technology on the educational system, human capital development and employment policies, the role of whistle-blowing and transformation in the educational development. A critical review of these confirmed that the system is fraught with the existence of wastes and leakages as a result of which necessary reforms should be occasioned to ensure that the following proffered recommendations are relevant in developmental strides – they include; intensifying exchange programmes in Africa and Nigeria in particular, intensifying portfolio experiences for students and organizing workshops and inaugural lectures for Professors and Chief Lecturers to groom younger lecturers five to ten years (5-10 years) before their retirement; among others.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n8p139

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