Edwin Chukwuaguzie Elujekwute (PhD), Ismaila Umar, Ibrahim Umaru Danburam, Rev. Matthew C. Uwalaka (PhD)


This paper examined the relevance of the system theory to the effective management of education in Nigeria. The systems theory was postulated to indoctrinate managers on the importance of holistically managing organizations. It was premised on the assumption that, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The theory opened the eyes of managers of educational organizations to carry everybody and every segment of the organizations along for effective performance of organizational goals and individual needs. This paper also treated the tenets of the theory concepts and its applicability in the educational system. It also highlighted its relevance to effective and efficient management to education in Nigeria and finally the criticisms of the system theory to management of education in Nigeria.


Relevance, System Theory, Effective Management, Education, Nigeria.

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