Open Access Library Journal

Volume 3, Issue 7 (July 2016)

ISSN Print: 2333-9705   ISSN Online: 2333-9721

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Politics and Educational Leadership in Nigerian Schools: Issues and Challenges

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This paper intended to provide a brief overview of the issues and challenges in the educational leadership in Nigerian schools and the political involvement in the managerial structure. Tracing down the history of education during and after the colonial era, were indications of types of schools within the stated period, whether public or mission schools, and the political involvement in the management, leadership and students' admission. Many concerned citizens have written on the educational system and attributed its deploying conditions to poor implementation of curriculum, inadequate funding and poor monitoring or supervision. The paper concludes that the politics in the educational sector was based mostly on quota system and godfathers, which adversely affect educational leadership of the country. Based on these it was recommended among others that politicians should allow the education authorities to select leaders for schools with a stated standard. Again, experts should be in the leadership positions of schools and should be made to be autonomous.

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Ikegbusi, N. , Chigbo-Okeke, U. and Modebelu, M. (2016) Politics and Educational Leadership in Nigerian Schools: Issues and Challenges. Open Access Library Journal, 3, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102741.

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