Problems and Prospects of Islamization of Education in Nigeria


This paper takes a cursory look at our educational system, from the pre-colonial era to the present generation, It observes also the merits and demerits of the system vis-à-vis Islamic education. The paper then concludes that it is time our educational system is replaced with Islamic Education. The paper also steps further to highlight some obstacles the Islamic System is likely to encounter and suggests solutions for its success.


Education is an important factor in the development of any society. The level of development of any nation is usually determined by its level of education. At same time the nature of education available to any community, will depict how that affected community would look like. It is this condition that makes it paramount on Muslims to look inwardly into the situation we find ourselves today politically, socially, economically, and spiritually. Without mixing words, everybody will testify that the nature of education bequeathed to us by our former colonial masters is alien to our culture and has failed woefully to meet our aspirations when one considers the evils that have plagued our society. He will not hesitate to conclude that our educational system needs a reform because it is earthly bound and gives less regard to the spiritual aspect of man. But in a country like ours, it deserves caution and commitment on the part of all Muslims.

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