Saturday Tete Birabil, Ngozi Beatrice Nwankwo


The issue of national development continues to remain a challenge that preoccupy most of the third world countries that aspire for greatness. Therefore, this paper focused on placed place of social studies education in sustainable national development in Nigeria. in trying to this the paper explain some concept and x-ray the aims and objectives of social studies. It went on to discuss several ways through which social studies can be used to promote national development in the Nigeria school system and finally made some valuable recommendations.


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