Education, science and technology: A triadic process for promoting socio-economic skills in Nigeria

Type Journal Article - Issues in Scientific Research
Title Education, science and technology: A triadic process for promoting socio-economic skills in Nigeria
Volume 1
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 52-60
The present day Nigerian socio-economic plights such as unemployment,
poverty and terrorism among others, could be traced to failure in education
system of 19th and 20th centuries. Education system of these aforementioned
centuries in Nigeria failed to give priority to self-reliance of the citizens.
Consequently, the involvement of unemployed graduates in social
catastrophes such as armed robberies, oil pipeline vandalisms, and
kidnappings, to mention but a few are index of awareness that Nigerian
education system needs urgent rehabilitation. In this regard that the paper
examined various channels through which Education, Science and
Technology(EST) could be amalgamated and put end to the present
quandaries of the citizens using promotion of Socio-economic Skills as
panacea. Interviews and multidisciplinary approaches were used
simultaneously to collect data needed for the study. It was discovered that
the best way to eradicate social vices from the Nigerian society is to promote
self-reliance among her citizens. It was also discovered that the
amalgamation of education, science and technology under a single framework
increases its potency to provide sustainable remedy to self-reliance
problematic and socio-economic imbalance among Nigerian ethnic groups.
Based on these discoveries, the paper recommended that education, science
and technology institutions in Nigeria should be adequately funded for
better efficiency and the workers motivated into effectiveness. Educational
administrators and teachers should be encouraged to adapt the curriculum
contents to daily lives and needs of the people. This could be achieved by
paying brilliant attentions to practical applications of knowledge to the
needs of the people in the world of work, most especially during teachinglearning

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