Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students: A Mandate for Higher Education in Nigeria

Sunday Bankole Adeyemi


APA 6th edition
Adeyemi, S.B. (2012). Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students: A Mandate for Higher Education in Nigeria. European Journal of Educational Research, 1(2), 155-161. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.155

Harvard
Adeyemi S.B. 2012 'Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students: A Mandate for Higher Education in Nigeria', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 155-161. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.155

Chicago 16th edition
Adeyemi, Sunday Bankole . "Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students: A Mandate for Higher Education in Nigeria". (2012)European Journal of Educational Research 1, no. 2(2012): 155-161. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.155

Abstract

This paper is conceptualized to examine ways by which higher education in our own country (Nigeria) could be re-organized in such a manner that critical thinking skills could be imbued in the young learners, in order to make them problem solvers, thereby become assets rather than liabilities to the Nigerian society. In specific terms, the paper examines such issues as the concept of critical thinking, the importance of critical thinking to the nation, means of inculcating it in the students – particularly at the higher education level, and finally makes recommendations on how this could be effectively carried out.

Keywords: Developing critical thinking skills, students, higher education