Adeola Ogunrin


A post-colonial situation like Nigeria cannot entirely be disentangled from its past. Lifelong Learning in Nigeria had been significantly influenced by post-colonialism and selected traditional practices peculiar to indigenous African communities. This is a modest effort at examining the impact of post-colonial culture on policies and practices related to lifelong learning in Nigeria. Attempts are also made to examine the influences of selected traditional practices like: Osu outcast system in eastern Nigeria, the nomadic education in northern Nigeria and the extended family system in western Nigeria. A generic traditional practice among all Nigerians is the celebration of Age and Life characteristic of all cultures in Nigeria. Lifelong learning is in agreement with all cultures in Nigeria as no culture terminates learning that is why life and death are causes of extensive celebration in any culture in Nigeria.


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