THE EFFECT OF ECONOMIC RECESSION ON NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: THE WAY OUT

Awodeyi John, Emmanuel Faith Igwe and Emmanuel A.
Department of Physics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
Authors email: profjohn001@yahoo.com, emmaigwe38@yahoo.com, +2348166902156

ABSTRACT
This research examines the effect of the economic turn-down on the educational system of Nigeria and the way forward. The work concentrated fully on seeking the perception of teachers on the impact economic recession has made on the educational system. The design for the study was a descriptive survey and five (5) research questions with a hypothesis guided it. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire which was validated by specialists in science education. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test statistical method. The findings revealed that teachers agreed to the fact that economic crisis in the country has caused a lot of harms to the educational system which could be seen from inadequate curriculum implementation, lack of resources in terms of
competent manpower, facilities, and fund non-availability and could be salvaged by: making vocational subjects teaching cash-productive; boosting the students interest in ‘doing’ than writing; and developing entrepreneurial spirit and skills in students. Finally, conclusion and recommendations were made based on the findings. 

Keywords: economic, recession, educational system, entrepreneurial.