Managing Secondary Education for Socio-Economic and Political Emancipation in Nigeria
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1Department of Educational Management,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2Federal College of Educational Bichi, Kano State
Effective management of secondary education is a sine-qua-non to successful socio-economic and political emancipation in Nigeria. Therefore, this paper examined how effective managing secondary education in Nigeria could be employed for socio-economic and political emancipation. The paper critically discussed the historical background of secondary education in Nigeria; stakeholders involved in managing secondary education, socio-economic development, political emancipation, as well as politics surrounding managing secondary education. The challenges of managing secondary education in Nigeria were highlighted and discussed in the paper. It equally looked at the impact of trade subjects on socio-economic and political emancipation. It also considered instability of policy, lack of funding, poor leadership, mismanagement of human, material, and financial resources, poor infrastructural facilities, shortage of teaching personnel, inadequate instructional materials, and lack of staff training and re-training among others. These and much more harm the management of secondary education in Nigeria. The paper concluded that stakeholders are expected to take an active role in managing secondary education. The paper recommended that the management of secondary schools must not be left in the control of mediocre if Nigerian public schools are to achieve socio-economic and political emancipation through effective and efficient secondary education.