Ways to Improve Quality Education are listed and discussed in this article. We hope you find it both informative and helpful.
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As it is often said, when you build a child, you build the nation because the bedrock of growth and development in any nation is education.
Quite unfortunately, the educational system of Nigeria as a country has become a thing of mockery amongst the international community and even other African countries.
The provided curriculum for the country is not competitive. It doesn’t give an edge to the students when they stand out in international debates, competitions, or other educational activities globally.
This is why on most occasions, private schools employ the curriculum of other foreign countries to support and complement the already existing Nigerian curriculum.
The deficiency in quality education in all sectors of the country has created room for inconsistency in the development and growth of the nation’s economy at large and in a time like this, there is a very urgent need for the education sector of the country to be looked at adequately. Hence, this article is written to proffer possible ways to increase the efficiency of education in Nigeria.
Ways to Improve Quality Education
The following are Ways to Improve Quality Education in Nigeria:
1. Provision of a good learning structure
The truth of the matter is that for quality education to be made possible, facilities such as good classroom blocks, electricity, water, and many other education-friendly facilities need to be put in place, and being that quality education is not based only on the theoretical aspects but also on the practical aspects, the schools need to have the means of practically applying what has been taught to the students.
This is not just the job of the government, it is also the job of the general populace especially the stakeholders in the educational sector.
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2. The curriculum of the country needs to be reviewed
There is no point studying in a school or country where you will be learning something that is no longer relevant in today’s world or may not be relevant in days to come.
So many mathematical formulas, questions and answers, topics and even subjects in the curriculum needs to be scraped off and replaced with something that is more practical and addresses the current or future needs of the country.
3. Training the trainers
No nation can rise above the level of its teachers. As long as our teachers do not know what we do not know, we are perpetually going to remain in the condition of struggling with an epileptic educational system.
The teachers in the country at all levels need to be trained on how to deliver effectively because no matter how much better the curriculum may be if the teachers cannot interpret it, the students or learners may have difficulty fulfilling the national objectives of the curriculum.
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4. Good pay package
No matter how trained a teacher may be if what he or she gets at the end of the day does not measure up with what he or she delivers, demotivation usually sets in.
It doesn’t have to be money, teachers need to be appreciated in all ways because they are the ladder on which all other professionals climb; they need to be properly taken care of whether, in the private or public schools, a teacher that has not received quality investment cannot give out quality service delivery.
5. Subsidy on the cost of educational materials
If there could be a subsidy on petroleum products just for the general public to be able to afford them, there should be a subsidy on educational products.
Most schools (both private and public) know where to go for quality educational materials but because the products or services are on the high side, they decline and need to improvise which sometimes does not support quality education.
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Education should not be something that is looked upon with the eyes of politics as every other sector is in Nigeria. The country is going through a lot of ups and downs and it is only the light that education brings that can put an end to some of the current economic challenges that we face on earth.