Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


It is rewarding to begin this discussion by first of all reflecting on the concept of education. The term education is quite elusive and very difficult to pin down to a single definition. This is because numerous authorities in different fields define and describe education as it appeals to them and their background. In any case, education is what help us to acquire suitable appreciation of our cultural heritage and to live a fully more satisfying life. This includes the acquisition of desirable knowledge, skills, habits, values for productive living in the society. It equips the members of any human group with the capabilities of personal survival in and contributing to other group survival in the wider world. (Alade, 2006). The foregoing explains that the end and purposes of education include the cognitive development, the development of deeper intellectual skills, the acquisition of mechanical skills and character training concerned with the appreciations, feelings and values of those educated.