Quality Education: A Harbinger for Attaining Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria

Lucas .B. Ojo, Alaka Ambali Abayomi, Anuli Faith Odozi

Abstract


Provision of quality education, no doubt, is one of the most important investments that a country can make. Not only does it fulfill people’s right to knowledge, it is one of the most powerful ways of accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty, unemployment, child mortality and improves maternal health. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) are laudable and very worthy to be pursued so as to catalyze the needed growth and development we so crave for in Nigeria. It is obvious that the attainment of these goals can only materialize through giving the citizenry the appropriate sound quality education. The paper focuses on the components of quality framework, MDGS and Nigeria situation. To actualize the MDGS, the paper discussed some strategies for attaining the MDGS such as equal access to quality education, technology transfer, teachers’ training and development, better quality teaching materials etc. The paper recommended that teaching and learning right away from primary schools to university levels should enhance MDGS related skills, knowledge and behaviour. Also the federal government should harmonies policies and procedures already in existing towards realizing the UBE, EFA and Millennium Development Goals.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n27p861


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