The Need for Inclusivity in Nigerian Higher Education System


Eze Chidinma Esther

Equity in education means education that involves special action taken to reverse the historical, personal or social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin or family background, that are  obstacles to achieving educational potential (fairness) needed for  all individuals to reach at least a basic minimum level of skills (inclusion). To this end, inclusive education involves a radical reform in the school that regard the curricula, assessment, and pedagogy which welcomes and celebrates diversity when it comes to gender, race, language, social background, and level of educational achievement or disability.  Inclusive education at the higher education level is meant to facilitate institutions to undertake strategic change to enable all students experience wider participation, equality and diversity, and improving student retention, success, learning experience for maximizing their personal, economic and social outcomes as graduates. Consequently, this paper’s approach is geared toward establishing that, proactively making higher education accessible, relevant and engaging to all students, is anchored on curriculum design and contents, pedagogy and curriculum delivery and student assessment and feedback. More so,  since teachers are the pivot on which the educational system revolves, they have the main responsibility with respect to competence in knowledge and skill for bringing about the desired or positive result for inclusive education.Keywords: Inclusive education, Nigerian Universities, lecturers, teaching.





Eze Chidinma Esther (2023).The Need for Inclusivity in Nigerian Higher Education System. IAA Journal of Communication, 9(1):26-31.