Indigenous Education: A Powerful Tool for Value Promotion in Nigeria

Sharhabilu Umar, Murtala Hussaini Shagari

Abstract


Before the advent of colonial administration in Nigeria, Nigerians had their own kind of education, which was indigenous, in this system, every member of the society displayed the value of the system. Thus, honesty, respect, patriotism, communalism, hard work and so forth become characteristic hallmark of every member of the society. This paper, therefore, examines Nigeria’s values that have given way to the value of money, comfort and easiness. It traces the root cause of this value disorientation to lopsided attention which Mankind pays to scientific and technological development that brings with it material gain and neglect of value development training, it concluded by recommending that value developments education should be include, curriculum of education at all levels, likewise parents should be role models for their children and Information Communication Technology (ICT) education should include value education and value education website should be established on the net among others.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n12p9


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