Plato’s Theory Of Education In Comparison With The Deregulation Of Education In North Central, Nigeria

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  • Rev Fr Timothy Emeka Asogwa, Isaac Nnamdi Mbaji, Ari Abubakar Omame, Francis Michael Okechukwu Enyosiobi and Rev Fr Felix Ugwuozor

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https://doi.org/10.47750/j93e6k21

Abstract

The study examined Plato’s theory of education in comparison with the deregulation of education in North Central, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design in which four research questions were formulated. The population of the study consists of 31,486 subjects (31,415 teachers and 71 SUBEB principal officials, in North Central, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in sampling 530 respondents (499 primary school teachers and 31 SUBEB principal officials). A researcher developed questionnaire titled “Plato’s theory of education and education deregulation Questionnaire (PTEEDQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts, two from Philosophy of Education and one from Measurement and Evaluation, all from the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Crombach Alpha was used to ascertain the internal consistency of the instrument. This yielded reliability indices of cluster A, 0.82, Cluster B, 0.76, Cluster C, 0.78, and Cluster D, 0.7 with an overall reliability score of 0.77. The four research questions were answered using mean (x) and Standard Deviation (SD). The result showed that education deregulation has not provided access to equality of educational opportunity in line with Plato’s theory of education, education deregulation has not helped in the provision of education for state unity in line with Plato’s theory of education, education deregulation has not helped in the provision of compulsory access to basic education in line with Plato’s theory of education,  education deregulation has not helped in the acquisition of appropriate level of literacy needed for laying of solid foundation for life-long learning as enunciated by Plato. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher among others recommends that; Government through Federal ministry of education should provide relevant curriculum which emphasize vocational education for the acquisition of appropriate level of literacy needed for laying of solid foundation for life-long learning.

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2023-09-13

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Plato’s Theory Of Education In Comparison With The Deregulation Of Education In North Central, Nigeria. (2023). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 127-140. https://doi.org/10.47750/j93e6k21