ALLISON Dimkpa Solomon

Nigeria is a heterogeneous society with approximately 250 ethno/linguistic groups, different religious affiliations and beliefs. The country’s population stands at over 200,000,000 citizens.
Unfortunately, the literacy rate in Nigeria, which stood at 62% in 2018, dropped from a peak of 70% in 2006. As it is a known fact, no nation can be great or rise above the quality of its educational system, as education tends to raise productivity and creativity as well as stimulate entrepreneurship and technological breakthrough, leading to greater output and economic growth. For the education sector to thrive without bias and sentiments, it must be governed by rules and regulations. This paper, ‘Education Law: Concept, Issues and Prospects’ x-rays different definitions of education law, the concept, issues and prospects of education law in Nigeria. It also gave suggestions such as Education law, which should be indigenous in nature should be promulgated subject to public opinion and due democratic process before being signed into law on acceptance and others.

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