- TOWARDS A PRAGMATIC SYSTEM OF EDUCATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NIGERIA 6-3-3-4 AND CHINESE 9-3-4 SYSTEM
Abstract: This paper takes a look at the comparison of the educational policies of two countries: the educational systems in Nigeria and China. The challenges and problems encountered in implementing the national policy in Nigeria and the way out. Using the secondary data collection method, the paper critically examined the factors behind the success and failure in both countries in a bid to fortifying the system for positive result. It also analyzed and evaluated the challenges hindering educational policies of the two countries from development. This paper therefore seeks to look into the various activities of both countries towards the development of education in comparative and similarity perspective. The paper in conclusion, lunched the need for Nigerian Government to take responsibility of improving and strengthening the already existing educational laws and not changing and adding new things that may not be relevant in educational development of Nigeria. The current efforts appear not only uncoordinated but also totally inadequate to confront the challenges facing education in Nigeria hence the need for our government not only take responsibility to educate it’s citizens but also to see it as the best way to drive away unemployment, youth restiveness, crime of all kinds and engaging the minds for a better life. The paper among other things recommends that some powers of the Federal Government and State should be ceded to the Local Authorities especially as it regards the Basic Education.