Bernice Nefeye AGHAHOWA (Ph.D)
Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology,
Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State- Nigeria
The Nigerian teaching profession faces numerous challenges, notably influenced by the dynamics of globalization which has given rise to the emergence of migrant labor, particularly of professionals such as teachers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals seeking better quality of life. This situation led to the mass exodus of Nigerian teaching professional at all levels to developed nations such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and various enclaves with Europe. The repercussions of this cerebral drain upon the educational system of Nigeria are nothing short of calamitous, instigating a dearth of adept and capable hands essential for the sustenance of the educational infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to investigate the motivations behind the diaspora and migratory movement of teachers, with a focus on the Nigerian setting, and to consider the implications for the teaching profession in the nation and to examine how these affect the availability and quality of teachers in Nigeria. This research aims to shed light on how diaspora and migration dynamics impact the Nigerian teaching profession and give insights for policymakers and stakeholders to prevent potential negative effects and exploit advantages by throwing light on this problem.
Keywords: Brain Drain, Diaspora, Migration, Nigerian Teaching Profession
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