AN ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND MATTERS ARISING.
The paper attempts to demystify and examine some of the social development issues as they relate to educational programmes in Nigeria. It looked at the relationship and the contribution of education to social dimension of human development and the roles of education in enhancing social development in Nigeria and the goals of social development practice in Nigeria as well as the processes associated with the levels of social development practice in social work. The paper highlighted some of the assumptions of social development practice in Nigeria and some underlying concept and relevance of education to the society. It also established the roles of education in society development.
The panorama of education for the Nigerian populace and nation was discussed. The paper also highlighted the factors and importance of Social development in Education. The matters arising on the current state of education programme as well as issues and problems of social development in Nigeria was discussed.
Keywords: Education, Society, Social Development, Community Development