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Education in it's general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education may be autodidactic (self taught). Education began in the earliest prehistory.

In pre-literate societies, education was achieved orally and through imitation. Storytelling continued from one generation to another.

Education is fundamental to growth and development. Education contributes to the of national economy by improving the skills and productive capacity of workers.

Education is a means of overcoming handicaps, achieving greater equality and acquiring wealth and status for all.

Education is a place where children can develop according to their unique needs and potentialities, with the purpose of developing every individual to their full potential. Education also simply means the approval of learning from cradle to the grave, i.e from childhood till death.


Education had been part of Nigeria, before the Europeans arrived. Children were taught about their culture, social activities, survival skills and work. Most of these education processes were impacted into the children INFORMALLY. Only few societies gave formal teaching of the culture and society. In these societies, there are formal instructions that govern the rites of passage from youth to adulthood. These are tbe foundation of education in Nigeria, and upon them were the Western education implemented upon.

European education was introduced into Nigeria in the 1840s. It began in Lagos, Calabar, and ither coastal cities. In a few decades schooling in english language gradually took roots in Nigeria. During the conlonial years, Great Britain did not promote education. The schools were set up by Christian Missionaries. The British colonial government only funded a few schools. The policy of the government was to give grant to mission schools rather than expand the system. In the northern part of Nigeria, western-style education was prohiibited. The religious leaders did not want missionaries interfering with Islam. This gave way to establishing Islamic schools that focused primary on the islamic education.


1. Formal Education

2. Informal Education

FORMAL EDUCATION: Formal education is classroom based, provided by trained teachers. The first time we are introduced to formal education is in school. Schools years are the grounding years of ones education. Schools are institutions that lay the foundation of a child's development. They play a key role in developing children into responsible citizens and good humans.

System of schooling involve institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum, which is based on a predetermined purpose of the schools in the system.

The period of formal education is very important in the formative years of a child. In the early years of schooling, the focus is generally around developing basic interpersonal communication and literacy skills in order to further the ability to learn complex skills and subjects. People pursue education and use schools for the purpose of improving their ability to create value and livelihood for themselves. And also to satisfy personal curiosity and the desire for personal development.

INFORMAL EDUCATION: Informal education happens outside the classroom, or outside educational establishments. in after-school programmes, community based organisations, museums, libraries or at home it occurs in a variety of places, such as work and through daily interactions and sha relationship among members of the society. It includes language acquisition, cultural norms and manners.

Informal education dose not follow a specified curriculum and may originate accidentally, sporadically, in association with certain occasions. It is not necessarily planned to be pedagogically conscious, systematic and according to subjects (it is not planned to be a deliberate teaching) but rather unconsciously incidental, holistically problem related.

Informal education is experienced directly in its natural function of everyday life, and is often spontaneous.

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