The purpose of EFDG is to examine the concept of Education For Development in post-colonial countries in general and its effectiveness in Nigeria in particular.
Education for development may be working in the developed countries. But it clearly is not working for a persistently underdeveloped country like Nigeria.
Despite the steady expansion of education from the elementary level through the tertiary level over the past six decades, Nigeria is far from developed and has measurably regressed in several respects since independence.
If education is not making development happen in a country like Nigeria despite a growing army of higher education graduates, the obvious conclusion is that the type of education that works for the developed countries is not suitable for igniting development in a country where western-style development is not indigenous.
The question is what to do about it?