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Abstract :

The paper discusses the Myth of Free Education and Third World Reality. It notes that the importance of education to nation building cannot be underestimated. Education is a human right and a crucial tool for development. It brings about improvement of health and nutrition, for maintaining a high quality environment, for sustaining political and economic responsibility. In all human societies, especially today’s societies, education is one of the most powerful tools for both the growth of man and transformation of the human society. Meanwhile, the efficacy of education as a tool  of transformation lies wholly on how the government manages the project meant for the improvement of the educational system. Thus, some governments make provision for free education compulsorily for her citizens. Hence the concepts of education, free basic education are x-rayed in this study. The paper equally highlights the challenges of implementation of free education programme with particular reference to Nigeria, a developing nation in sub – Saharan Africa. Finally, the paper makes some suggestions to salvage the situation.

Keywords :

: myth, free education, education, third world, reality, developing nations, sustainable development, political and economic responsibility.

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