A Holistic Review of Public Funding Of Primary Education in Nigeria


Education is a human industry, the more sophisticated it is the more quality products it provides, hence quality Education is necessity for both human and societal development. If we must expect transformation in our political, social, economic and scientific spheres in Nigeria, Quality education at all levels is needed. This paper took a holistic histo-philosophical study of primary education funding in Nigeria. It observed that a lot of lip-service have been paid to this sector of education for long time, in the way of free and compulsory education without adequate human and financial provisions to meet up the demands. The paper further examined the concept of primary education in Nigeria, Historical antecedence of primary education funding from inception.It goes further to take a cursory look at the modalities and sources of primary education funding in Nigeria and the effects of poor funding of primary education in Nigeria. The paper came up with some relevant recommendations