Inaugural lecture series / University of Benin
- 58 = SB
Educational planning: a turning point in education and development in Nigeria
J. A. Aghenta
- Education is the major issue in this lecture, it is followed by national development, which is its target, and Educational Planning which is the chief tool for getting to the target. Education had developed in Nigeria from 1842 to 1959 without the operators consciously directing it to national development but because of the new needs, new aspiration and new attitudes in an independent Nigeria; education was then directed towards national development. In the 60s all the efforts made to prepare the kind of education to serve the interest of National development failed because there was no effective method to do this. But in the 70s educational planning was discovered as an effective technique for preparing or planning an appropriate education for national development in terms of policies, programmes, enrolment, skill acquisition and manpower development.