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National Education Policy, Nigeria on a new orientation

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The National Education Policy of Nigeria has been administered for a periodical review, with mission to align with current development of national initiatives and, as well as the emerging global trends.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The National Policy was manual driven when it was first enunciated in 1977. Over the period of thirty years education has become globally ICT-driven. With the emergence of newer concepts such as e-Education, e-Classrooms, e-Library,  e-Governance etc., Nigeria too need to grow to meet the growing challenges. The main thrust of the current review of the National Policy on Education ought to include a general improvement on quality of education and merge with elements of National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) like capacity building, encouraging the promotion of gender equity, skill acquisition, using higher education to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and other endemic diseases, strengthening ICT capabilities in tertiary education, including setting up of model e-Classrooms, and raising the profile of research in tertiary institutions as a vehicle for technological advancement.

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