Whither Nigerian Education Sociologists’ Random Thoughts

September 27, 2021by admin0


Authors’ Biographical Notes
Chapter 1: Association of Sociologists of Education of Nigeria
(ASEN): The Ingenuity of the Triumvirate Founders.
Ismaila.O.O. Amali
Chapter 2: Education, Social Change and Social Mobility in Nigeria.
Patience Nnenne Emeri
Chapter 3: Education: A Variable Tool for the Development of
Underdeveloped Nations. Suleiman Ismaila & Ismaila
Onche Amali
Chapter 4: Sociology of the Classroom: Implications for Teachers’
Role in Classroom Interaction Process for the
Enhancement of Students’ Learning. Matthew N. Sule;
Adamu S. Rimfat & Wailah R. Walu
Chapter 5: Sociology of Education as a Tool for Human Resources
Development in Nigeria. Mamman Daniel Saba
Chapter 6: Socio-cultural, Political and Economic Functions of
Education Eke Kalu Oyeoku
Chapter 7: Culture in Society and Educational Practices
Ann Nkechi Okolo
Chapter 8: Education; Social Change and Social Mobility
Uriah, Oboada Alafonye & Amadi, Paschal Chijioke.
Chapter 9: Education in Emergencies: Lesson for Nigeria
Danladi Atu & Ruth C. Wali
Chapter 10: Diversity, Generic Skills and Creativity: Towards a
Productive PedagogyAdesoji A.Oni & Titilayo SojiOni
Chapter 11: Education System, Political Institution and National
Development in Nigeria: The Problem of Recognition.
Ekanem Udo Esuabanga & I. E. Emana
Chapter 12: Ways of Providing Psychosocial Support for Effective
Teaching and Learning in the Era of Covid-19: A Case
for New Normal
Iheanyi Osondu Obisike & Eucharia Nchedo Aye
Chapter 13: Understanding and Implications of the Z Generation
Learner for Contemporary Teaching in Higher
Education. Chinyere Augusta Nwajiuba
Chapter 14: The Role of Education in Combating Insecurity in
Nigeria: Implications for National Development.
Samuel Francis James & Peter Ogbaj Onah
Chapter 15: Sexual Harassment of Women Leaders: Perception of
Staff in Tertiary Institutions. Simeon A. Dosunmu &
Onyema Patience Solomon
Chapter 16: Parental Coping Strategies during Economic Recession
in Nigeria: A Case of Civil Servants In Ibadan South
East Local Government Area. Samuel O. Ukutegbe &
Adepeju Aderogba-Oti,
Chapter 17: Relationship between Teachers’ Professionalism and
Students’ Academic Performance in Mathematics and
M.B. Bello, I.P. Okafor, A.O. Balogun, O.A. Iyekolo, I.
Azeez & R.K. Oniye
Chapter 18: Evaluating Lecturers’ Utilization of Information and
Communication Technology in Classroom Instruction
and Continuous Assessment in Colleges of Education in
South- South, Nigeria. Queen Ifeoma Osuala
Chapter 19: Women Education and Development in Nigeria in the
‘New Normal’ Ngozi Eucharia Ezeh & Eucharia A
Chapter 20: Challenges, Prospects and Qualities of an Intentional and
Reective Teacher. Martins I. Onwuka & Fatima B. Sani
Chapter 21: Making the Teaching Profession Attractive to Nigerian
Youths: Challenges and Strategies. Taiwo Edun
Chapter 22: National Values and Education for Unity in Nigeria: A
Study of Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. Kingsley Efong
Jimmy & Imoh Bernard Ekott
Chapter 23: Availability and Access to ICT Resources as
Determinants of Senior Secondary School Students’
Readiness for Online Learning Amidst COVID- 19 New
Normal In Gombe Metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria
Mathew N. Sule
Chapter 24: Blue Economy as Antidote for Crude Oil Market
Recession, Social Insecurity and Sustainable
Development in Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria:
Extensionists Perspective. Olaniran Olakunle Lateef ,
Buba Saleh Aliyu & Adetunji Adeyemi Olalekan
Chapter 25: Postgraduate Students’ Perception of the Relationship
between Mode of Spouse Selection and Marital Stability:
An Example of the Igbo Family Nkiru Christiana Ohia;
Eucharia Nchedo Aye & Uchenna Mariestella Nzewi
Chapter 26: Examining Managerial Roles in Reducing Security
Challenges in Higher Institutions in Ogun State. Amos
Adekunle Adediran & Sunday O. Oyeyemi
Chapter 27: Equal Participation of Women in Leadership: A Clarion
Call for Gender Equality in Nigeria. Chiedozie-Udeh
Nneka & Sheldon Reynolds
Chapter 28 : Examination Malpractice in Nigerian Secondary Schools
: The Way Forward. Stella Agu,& Georgenia N.



Anytime it was discovered that the ship of state with its education was foundering, without compass, and no one seemed to have a handle on how to navigate with a proper goal-orientation, the question, Whither Nigeria?, has been asked as a way of giving expression to where we are as a country, where we are going or where we should be going. The importance of education as the fulcrum for development and the struggle for it – nowadays from infancy – gradually intensied. Fortunately, there was education without people. Unfortunately, there are now people without education.


The Nigerian society today is replete with people who can perfectly quote the philosophies that have transformed nations; they can analyze the indices to national cohesion and growth; they can even administer therapy for life sustainability but all these are on the sheets of paper. The attendant results of what goes on school comes short of societal expectations; hence, majority of the people are apt to ask, ‘whither education?’ This Book is a product of that interrogation. The Book has twenty-eight chapters which deals with diverse perspectives on problems besieging education in Nigeria and how they could be solved. The added value is that they are mostly reective of sociological interrogations and applications.

I commend the contributions of the contributions of every contributor to this unique book project for problematizing the state of Education in Nigeria and also preferring tangible solutions to it. It must be commended that while some of the writers are apathetic to current education melt-down, they still expressed that there is hope at the end of the dank and dark tunnel which has been occasioned partly the political class.

This book is recommended to all stakeholders on issues of education and clarion call is hereby made to donor  agencies and philanthropists to play virile role in promoting wholistic education that the society needs. It is not
possible to grow a nation with uneducated people. Nigeria needs a welltrained and motivated workforce to achieve her development objectives


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