British Journal of Education (BJE)

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Decolonizing Nigerian Educational System as an Impetus for a Holistic Development (Published)

The importance of education in the development of individuals and society as a whole cannot be overemphasised. But when it is not indigenised, some of the aims may become defeated as traditional norms are destroyed and social productivity is curtailed. Studies have therefore advocated for a decolonised education as the probable solution to the socio-cultural and economic challenges facing the continent of Africa. Consequently, this paper examined decolonised education in Nigeria as an impetus for a holistic development. In addressing the subject, the paper examined decolonized education in Nigeria; the impacts of western education on Nigeria and indigenous education; and the importance of decolonising education for African centred development. The paper further argued that while the structure for a decolonised education exits in the country, nothing much has been done in the area of implementation in recent times. The paper therefore recommended that concerted efforts must be made to decolonise education at all levels in order to pave way for a holistic and Nigerian centred development.

Keywords: Education, decolonizing, educational system. development

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