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How Nigerian Culture Has Affected The Educational System by MolaraFoundatn: 9:21pm On Mar 22, 2023
The diversity in the Nigerian culture has made it difficult for the educational system to function efficiently. The diversity of religious belief, social customs and traditions may create conflict and disparities within schools, especially which indigenous language should be taken as a subject in the curriculum. This can cause friction between different ethnic groups who have been brought together as one school to educate their children together.

Nigerian culture is a melting pot of ideas, traditions and people. The diversity in the Nigerian culture has made or mar the educational system. A country that has a high proportion of Muslim population and animism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are dominant religions in Nigeria. The appreciation for their cultural diversity makes it difficult to find common ground across ethnicities even among neighboring countries like Niger Delta where majority of people have Yoruba as their native tongue but also speak languages like Igbo and Hausa -these are just some broad linguistic groups that make up most part of the larger West African region known as Niger-Delta.

Nigerian culture has played a huge role in influencing the educational system. The majority of Nigerian students have been exposed to various cultures, which may be beneficial or detrimental depending on how the student interacts with these new ideas. The education system should be geared towards engaging with students who come from different cultural backgrounds and learning about them so that they do not feel alienated in school. This can be done by encouraging teachers to be flexible when teaching new topics and utilizing multiple mediums of instruction such as video, TV shows and movies.
The educational system in Nigeria is diverse in culture and is made up of different people from different backgrounds.

This diversity has created many problems for the educational system, such as: discrimination against students based on their ethnicity and religion, difficulty in understanding where one individual's culture ends and another's begins, lack of trust between teachers and students because of differences in education levels and values (such as differing views regarding human rights), conflicts between students over who should speak up when addressing teachers.

It is important to recognize that many of Nigeria's cultural differences have made their way into the educational system through the practices in the classroom. While some teachers and parents may be trying hard to include students with learning disabilities into mainstream classrooms, other teachers may be using traditional forms of discipline which are designed for Nigerian students only. It is important for educators to make an effort towards understanding the needs of all learners in order for them to succeed.

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