Article Number: DRJSSES13094252
ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 10(5), Pp. 88-93, July 2022

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Education and Social Development in Nigeria: Matter Arising

Aduku K. Agbu

Zakari Badamasi

Ajibade Oluwatosin Victor


Education plays an important role in human development which encompasses development in several dimensions of human wellbeing. Social development is one of the important dimensions. The main objective of the paper is to examine the relationship and the contribution of education to social dimension of human development. It looked at aims of social development and the goals of social development practice in Nigeria as well as the processes associated with the levels of social development practice in social work. The paper highlighted some of the assumptions of social development practice in Nigeria and the role of education in community development and some underlying concept of education and the relevance of education to the society. It also established the role of education in society development. The paper looked at the factors and the importance of social development as well as matters arising on the current state of education programme namely Poor budget to the education sector, Poverty, Ignorance among the people, Poor learning environment and culture, Lack of competent teachers among others. The panorama of education for the Nigerian populace and nation was discussed as well as factors and importance of Social development in Education.

Education, society, social development, community development

 Received: May 1, 2022  Accepted: July 11, 2022  Published: July 19, 2022

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