By Edet Ikotidem
Nigeria’s education system has been in a state of flux for some time now, with teachers and students both facing challenges.
While the Nigerian government has taken steps to improve the situation, one thing it hasn’t done is acknowledge the root causes of insecurity and poverty that have gone hand-in-hand with its effects.
The Nigerian government’s response to insecurity is reactive rather than proactive. It has failed to provide security for teachers or school students, which means people, are afraid to go to school or leave their homes at night.
This has led to a drop-off in enrollment rates and increases in absenteeism due to fear of being attacked. Additionally, as more people have left their homes because they’re afraid, it’s harder for them to find work or secure a decent living wage due to competition from those who remain behind.
While Nigeria’s economy continues to grow at an average rate of 3% per year (which is considered good by many standards), most Nigerians still live below the poverty line despite having access to jobs and other opportunities.
This lack of opportunity exacerbates insecurity because it means fewer people are able to support themselves financially
With over 170 million people, Nigeria has a very high birth rate and a high population growth rate.
With this backdrop, education in Nigeria is considered to be the most important aspect for economic development and social progress as well as empowerment of the masses.
However, Nigeria’s educational system is in crisis with many schools not having enough books, teachers, and other necessities.
Also, many schools lack teachers and they face problems such as inadequate housing and poor working conditions. With such issues plaguing Nigeria’s education system, how can we ensure that our children get an education?
Poverty and illiteracy are also major impediments because the people who need quality education most – those who live below the poverty line – cannot get it without help from someone else or through public funds allocated specifically for this purpose.
Education has become increasingly important as our society becomes more complex, diverse, and interconnected globally. Therefore if we want our children to reach their full potential then we must provide them with access to high-quality education while they can still benefit from those opportunities if they continue on into adulthood
Poverty affects the parent’s ability to send their children to school buy books for their children or pay for extra lessons that would help them do well in school.
There are many other factors that contribute to low standards of living such as poor health conditions, lack of nutrition, lack of sanitation facilities etcetera which all have an impact on the development of children who live in poverty-stricken areas without access to proper education facilities such as libraries or computers at home
The quality of education in Nigeria has been slipping for a number of years due to a lack of funding from the government, which is causing schools to cut back on their programs and teachers’ salaries.
It also means that there are fewer resources available for maintenance or repairs on buildings, especially if they are old and dilapidated.
The problem with this situation is that it makes it harder for students to receive an education at all levels—from primary school through university level—and even more so if they have no parents who can afford supplies like pens or notebooks (or even clothes).
Insecurity hampers education
Security is important for every individual, but it’s especially vital in Nigeria. The country is one of the most dangerous places on earth, with an estimated 70 percent of children not attending school because their families cannot afford tuition fees or uniforms. A lack of security also makes it difficult for teachers to teach effectively and safely.
Before you can teach a child or an adult anything new—from reading or writing to solving math problems—you need to ensure that they feel safe enough at school so that they’re not worried about being attacked by other students or teachers themselves being attacked by Boko Haram terrorists who want control over all aspects of society (and sometimes even its resources).
To get a good education, one must first be alive and not poor.
To get a good education, one must first be alive and not poor. If you are alive, then you can get an education that will help you make money and get a better job. The more money you have in your pocket, the better life you can lead. Education is a key to progress because it helps people understand their environment
In conclusion, Nigeria is struggling to provide quality education for all its people. The country has a huge population but only a small number of schools and teachers, who are in turn underpaid and overstretched. This leaves many children without access to education at all levels, which is particularly true among the rural poor who cannot afford transport costs or the time off work needed for exams.