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The article discusses the challenges facing implementation of educational strategic plans in Nigeria. Secondary data was used to support the points raised in the article. The secondary data were sourced from print material and online publication by recognized institutions and individual author. The article identified inadequate funding, poor planning, poor relationship between planners and implementer, weak administrators, inadequate infrastructural facilities, lack of political will, institutional corruption, inadequate personnel and insecurity. To address, the following measures were suggested: adequate funding, sound planning, positive relationship between planners and implementers, appointment of qualified administrators, provision of adequate infrastructural facilities, development of positive political will, fight institutional corruption in the education sector, ensure security of schools and employment of more professional teachers


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Ogunode Niyi Jacob and Ahaotu Godwin Ndubuisi 2020. Educational Strategic Plans in Nigeria: Challenges of Implementation and Ways Forwards. International Journal on Integrated Education. 3, 9 (Sep. 2020), 211-217. DOI:


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