International Journal of Business & Law Research 3(2):20-26, April-June 2015


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EQUALIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN NIGERIA BY THE YEAR 2015 AND BEYOND


1BUA, Felix Terhile & 2ADA Joan Nike
1Department of Educational Foundations,
Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria 08036356481 fe1ixbua@yahoo.com
2Benue State University Staff School, Makurdi, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

The issue of equalizing educational opportunities is a vexed one worldwide. It is even more serious now with the global economic belt-tightening which has many implications for educational practice. This study examined the various dimensions of providing educational services to all citizens on equal basis by the year 2015 and beyond. First it identified the prevailing inequalities, pointing out the respective implications of such inequalities. Then the factors which militate against Nigeria’s declared equalitarian objectives are identified as social, geopolitical, economic and religious. It has recommended among others solutions, that very radical reform in our educational practices in order to ensure equal educational opportunity for all Nigerians in the 2015 and beyond. Keywords: Equalization, educational opportunities, gender factor, inequalities.