The Impact of education on sustainable economic development in Nigeria

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Oyo State: Pacesetter: Journal of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education,

Sustainable development, Economic development, Education and sustainable economic development, Challenges to sustainable economic development in Nigeria.

This research examines the impact of education on sustainable development in Nigeria with special focus on sustainable economic development. Secondary method of data collection was used. The study showed that there are two other dimensions to sustainable development apart from economic sustainability. These include social and environmental sustainability. It was revealed that education impacted on sustainable economic development by fostering knowledge which is useful for productive skills from which various degrees of competencies are derived in application that foster development. Education also improves literacy; produces skilled manpower at all levels and contributes to economic growth. Sustainable economic development is besseted by some challenges which includes poverty, income inequality, loss of biodiversity, changing demographic profiles, increased population growth and others.