Functional primary education for sustainable quality assurance in human capital development in Nigeria

2013 IJRSM – Volume 2 Issue 1


Ayeni, Adeolu Joshua*
Ondo State Quality Education Assurance Agency, Akure, Nigeria (

Adepoju, Taiwo Lanre
Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (


This paper examines the goals, issues and role of primary education in determining human capital formation, growth and functionality. It also highlights the vital role of teachers in developing pupils’ learning capacities and trends in academic achievement and standards; and contributes to the understanding of policies in order to foster stakeholders’ commitment to human capital development and ensure relevance to socio-economic advancement of the society.

Keywords: primary education; human capital; sustainable quality assurance; stakeholders’ partnership; self-reliance



*Corresponding Author