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IN THE NEWS: Nigeria: Fifty-Two Years After Independence, Education Remain in Shambles

Nigeria: Fifty-Two Years After Independence, Education Remain in Shambles From 247 UReports
by ADEWALE STEPHEN

As another day of Nigeria’s independence anniversary draws near, it is obvious that all is not well with the country’s educational sector. The portrait of independent Nigeria, after 52 years of its existence is disquieting. While the Asian Tigers, many of whom started out on the journey of development at the same time with Nigeria, are busy taming the moon and befriending Mars, Nigeria tramps on in poverty, disease and illiteracy.

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