Bernice Oluwalanu Sanusi (PhD), Moshood Kayode Suleiman, Eunice Adepeju Popoola, Ronke Omowumi Onijamowo, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Aladenika


One year of pre-primary education, six years of primary school, three years of junior secondary education, three years of senior secondary education, and a minimum of four years of higher education comprise Nigeria's (1)-6-3-3-4 system. The Nigerian educational system is plagued by deteriorating infrastructure, negligence, waste of resources, and deplorable working conditions. Nigeria has the highest rate of out-of-school children in the world, with over 10 million children not attending school. In addition, 27 million school-aged youngsters are now underperforming. A substantial percentage of Nigerians have just a secondary education, and over 60 million individuals, or 30% of the population, lack basic reading abilities. In addition to these obstacles, a significant percentage of eligible Nigerian adolescents cannot get admission to public colleges. In the meanwhile, private institutions in the United States confront barriers, such as high tuition prices, that prohibit certain students from enrolling. Thus, this analysis reveals the chaotic and incoherent nature of the Nigerian educational system. It also discusses the obstacles encountered by the educational sector that impede the free flow of academic administration in Nigeria, as well as its repercussions. This research will ultimately promote viable prospects for rejuvenating our educational system and developing it into a better sector that will promote learning and enable growth in Nigeria.


Educational Reform, Transformative Change, Challenges, Opportunities, Nigeria.

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