Politics and Educational Inputs Administration in Nigeria: Implications for the Education Stakeholders
Keywords:administration, challenges, education stakeholders, educational inputs, politics
It is clear that the realization and attainment of educational goals and objectives largely depend on the extent to which government policies can give educational inputs adequate attention needed. Proper educational inputs will no doubt bring about a conducive learning environment that is safe for students and teachers as well as enhances the quality of instruction which will, in turn, promote effective teaching and learning process. No doubt, Nigeria is facing many challenges in the education sector, which are majorly attributed to the political interplay regarding the administration of educational inputs. This political interplay influences the politics in the administration of the fund, students’ enrollment, availability and utilization of school plants, and the number of educational facilities and equipment needed for effective teaching-learning processes. Observation has shown that Nigerian educational inputs are not properly managed due to political inclinations with different ideologies and policies. Hence educational inputs lack the proper administration. Because of this, teaching and learning processes are unconducive for both teachers and students. Therefore, this study examined the monumental political challenges, among other challenges confronting the administration of educational inputs in Nigeria. The study used primary and secondary data to gather information for the study. It was revealed that funding, corruption, and cultural and manpower problems, among others, were the political challenges confronting the administration of educational inputs in Nigeria. The study concluded that government should create enabling environment void of any political coloration by making realistic and achievable policies for schools to thrive.
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