Historical Development of Science and Technology Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospects

  • A. F. Oyelade University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • S. B. Abolade University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

This paper examines historical development of science and technology education in Nigeria. In the process it examines pertinent issues, challenges and prospects. This is important because science and technology are very important in the development of a nation. They are part of the culture of any nation today. Moreover development in science and technology could influence the status of a nation. The developed nations for instance have immense development in the field of science and technology. Thus education in science and technology in a nation could be of immense benefit to the nation. It is on these bases that this paper is interested in examining the historical development of science and technology education in Nigeria. It intends to see the features of the development and the impact of the development on the society. The paper uses historical research method that employs primary and secondary data. The data are subjected to periodic and thematic analyses in order to arrive at historical conclusions and sound recommendations. It was found that science and technology education in Nigeria have been in existence since the commencement of private education in 1842, but the progress of the education is such that it does not feature great incorporation in the manufacturing and industrial sectors of the economy. It is therefore recommended that science and technology education should be given greater emphasis in real life situation in the Nigerian socio-economic milieu.


Key words: Historical development, science and technology education, National Policy on Education, Nigeria.

Published
2018-06-25
How to Cite
OYELADE, A. F.; ABOLADE, S. B.. Historical Development of Science and Technology Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospects. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 3, n. No. 2, p. 213-219, june 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/311>. Date accessed: 19 may 2022.