Solving the Problems of Chemistry Education in Nigeria: A Panacea for National Development
American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 42-46
Received: Jul. 8, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 8, 2017; Published: Sep. 6, 2017
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Ibrahim Muhammad Shamsuddin, Science Department, Maude International Schools, Zaria, Nigeria
Adamu Tairu Arome, Biology Department, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Nigeria
Ibrahim Aminu, Science Department, Infinity School, Zaria, Nigeria
Ismaila Itopah Isah, Science Department, Success Academy, Zaria, Nigeria
Abubakar Mahmud Adamu, Science Department, Government Secondary School, Kaya, Nigeria
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Chemistry has been one of the cornerstones of science, technology and industry, it is apparent that chemistry plays a greater role in national development through industry in the world. As such it helps to provide some social amenities and has been the pivot of science and hence the most needed tool, scientifically, for human, capital and national development. The wheel of progress have in no small way slowed down, thereby hindering the overall development of science and chemistry education in the nation. The concept of chemistry as a science is centered on life and this encompasses the three states of matter-solid, liquid and gas in a give and take processes. The focus of this paper, therefore, is to take a further look at the derivable benefits of chemistry education with a view to repositioning it as a panacea for national development. Among other things, poor power supply / infrastructure, poor academic foundation, poor funding and mismanagement, inadequate manpower, associated hazards, defective curriculum, lack of awareness / counseling are the noticeable factors working against the effective and qualitative chemistry education in the country. All stake holders in this sector including the government at all levels are to ensure and allow chemistry and its education to take and play its pivotal role towards national development. Therefore, it is recommended that the aforementioned problems be tackled in order for chemistry education to play its pivotal role towards national development.
Education, Chemistry Education, Chemistry, Problems of Chemistry Education, National Development
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Ibrahim Muhammad Shamsuddin, Adamu Tairu Arome, Ibrahim Aminu, Ismaila Itopah Isah, Abubakar Mahmud Adamu, Solving the Problems of Chemistry Education in Nigeria: A Panacea for National Development, American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 42-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhc.20170304.12
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