Global Competitiveness: Implications for Teacher Education in Nigeria

  • Ibiye Omieibi-Davids Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Keywords: Global Competitiveness, Teacher Education

Abstract

Global competitiveness is an economic yardstick to determine the ability of a country to supply high quality goods and services at reasonable cost, resulting in satisfactory returns that help to sustain high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) over a period of time. Though it is an economic growth yardstick, the countries with the highest competitiveness are those that invest the most in public education, like Singapore, Denmark and Finland. A nation’s competitiveness is built on education. Nigeria, which had 48.33 out of 100 at the last competitiveness count, can learn a lot from this. There are several ways Nigeria can use education to build its competitiveness. This paper, however, focused on how practices in teacher education can be used to effect this. It looked at how the provisions of the global competitiveness index can be used to improve teacher education, and thereby improve Nigeria’s education and global competitive ranking. Some of the ways global competitiveness can be effected through teacher education are providing competitiveness, providing learning options, the admission process, making teacher education a post graduate qualification, overhaul teacher education curriculum.

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Published
2024-02-13
How to Cite
[1]
Omieibi-Davids, I. 2024. Global Competitiveness: Implications for Teacher Education in Nigeria. International Journal on Integrated Education. 7, 2 (Feb. 2024), 32-40.