Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science
 

Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, ISSN No. : 2454-1834, Vol.: 11, Issue.: 4

Original Research Article

MANAGING FUNCTIONAL NORMADIC EDUCATION FOR VALUES RE-ORIENTATION AND SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

 

SHAIBU LEONARD1*, MOHAMAMMED ABUH RAMAT2 AND ODOH FAITH BEYI3

1Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa-Kogi State, Nigeria.

2Department of Educational Foundations, Anambra State University, Uli, Nigeria.

3Department of Educational Psychology, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa-Kogi State, Nigeria.

Abstracts

Equality of educational opportunities has been an enduring concern of all post-colonial governments in Africa particularly Nigeria since independence in 1960. Huge investments have been made in education in order to reduce inequality of accessing education among different societies and ethnic groups in the country. It is against this background that the government is determined to bring education to every Nigerian child including pastoral nomads and migrant fishermen's children in order to mainstream them into the national affair. This paper therefore examined managing functional nomadic education for values re-orientation and sustainable national development with specific reference to Fulani herdsmen-community crisis. The paper looks at the following areas: the concept of nomads, nomadism, nomadic education, pastoralism, pastoralists, management of nomadic education, National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), functions, objectives and achievements of NCNE, values re-orientation and sustainable national development;. The paper concluded that functional nomadic education is the only veritable tool to achieve values re-orientation among Fulani herdsmen and sustainable national development in Nigeria. It was recommended that nomadic educational programmes such as seminars, conferences, symposium and workshop should be organized for pastoralist teachers as well as Fulani herdsmen on values re-orientation and sustainable national development in order to guarantee peace in the entirety of Nigeria.

Keywords :

Nomad; nomadism; nomadic education; management; values; values’ re-orientation; development; sustainable national development.