EQUALIZING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN NIGERIAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Musa, C. N.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
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 service to all citizens on equal basis. 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 was recommended among others solutions that very radical reforms in our educational practices in order to ensure equal educational opportunity for all Nigerians in the 21st century.