NOMADIC EDUCATION AND THE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA
Education occupies a center stage in Nigeria’s social and economic development. The importance of education has been adequately documented in the literature. Education serves as the spring board for socio-economic change. All who have mediated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of the youth. Nomadic education is basically a primary and adult education programme designed to wipe out illiteracy. But also destined to improve the productivity of nomads, promote social justice and equity and sensitize them to their basic human and constitutional rights as bonafide Nigerians. This paper therefore, discusses the issues and challenges of Nomadic Education, the concepts, the needs of nomads, objectives among others. Recommendations and conclusion were proffered.
Education occupies a centre stage in Nigeria’s social and economic development. The importance of education has been adequately documented in the literature. Education serves as the springboard for social and economic change. “All who have mediated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of an empire depends on the education of the youth” (Wennergreen and Whitaker, 1984).
The importance of education in Nigeria is evident from the large budgetary allocation in the national development plans. The government of Nigeria believes that learning is the primary means of upgrading the socio-economic condition of the rural population. Education as a human right was enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, a document that can rightfully be characterized as the Magna Carta of our time. In today’s knowledge-driven society, education is perceived as a vaccine that solves all problems. Education therefore, serves as a catalyst for economic well-being, democracy and good governance, social justice, environmental preservation, peace building,...