1.1 Background to the Study
Education helps usto develop each area of lives in the society and to utilized and maximize our potentials, abilities in order to one contribute meaningfully and to the development of environments. Education is regarded as the key to civilisation and development. The introduction of colonization and Christianity were followed by western education and it was a common strategy that toattract people. After people have been attracted, education of these people became necessary and this brought about the establishment of schools in Nigeria and the first of its kinds in Nigeria was The Christian Missionary School (CMS) founded in Bariga area of Lagos State in the year 1859.
Education in rural areas in Nigeria comes with poor infrastructure like lack of electricity, poor road network, lack of potable water, lack of health care facilities, lack of security, insufficient teaching staffand sometimes non-payment of academic staff.Nigeria is predominantly a rural society as the vast majority of her population live in rural area. Generally, rural areas in Nigeria are usually neglected and overlooked by the government when it comes to development from social amenities to educational development. Despite the fact that rural dwellers in Nigeria are usually not recognized on government development activities, the nation’s wealth is derived from rural areas across the country. Crude oil, limestone, coal among other resources possessed by the country is hugely deposited in rural areas. The under-development in Nigeria as a country has been linked to lack of development in the rural areas.