does not vary from generation to generations (Nichols, 1984: 254). Plato’s educational ideals lie in giving a clear view to educators about the meaning of different concepts that appeared in the discourse on education in history. Obviously, Nigeria is not one of those countries with a better handle on corruption, despite its unending corruption commissions and all the noise made by every administration on the efforts to transform the nation into a corruption-free society. Prominent among the reasons offered fo, encumbering political development in Nigeria. One important fact is that all around the world, different parts of the globe and different regions of the world had their own speculations about the world and all its associated questions and attempt at answers to these questions. Aristotle Education and Plato. 24, No. Contestants’ bodies signal African beauty as being fashion-forward, which propels and integrates Nigeria into international arenas of diplomacy and trade. In this respect he is the predecessor of Froebel and Montessori. He says that women and girls should undergo the same gymnastic and military exercises as men and boys. public bureaucracy. This is due partly to the character of the competition to control the Nigerian state, which impelled political parties in the First and Second Republics to cross-cut ethnic cleavages. The contest between these points of view continue to the present. C. Poor leadership will lead to wrong decision. Research design: Qualitative & quantitative approaches, Federalism, The Consociational State, and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria, The Origins of Democratic Thinking: The Invention of Politics in Classical Athens, Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Managing the Challenges of Corruption in Nigeria, Plato’s Notion of Politics And The Crisis of Leadership In 21st Century Nigeria: Implications For Political Development. nations on the path of sustainable political and economic development. Eliot & Associates (2005). Political corruption, which takes place at the highest levels of political authority, is a 'corruption of greed.' The object of education is to turn the soul towards light. In the late dialogues, Plato uses Socrates almost exclusively to advance his own views. Gymnastics helped him to develop, courage, patience, reason, consideration, and temperance and whole mindedness. Thus his basic question is how to educate a person in the earlier … This research Plato also asserts that we should begin education with music and go on to gymnastics afterwards, mental education is thus to precede physical education. re associated with the philosophy of Thrasymachus which simply holds that ‘might is right’. cases of policy failure, leadership crisis and a deteriorating political economy with the problem of At this stage the mother or the nurse should tell him the authorized tales about the gods and heroes of the nation to develop the trait of noble character in them. London; Penguin Classics. Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In addition, education is the gate to access to knowledge. week and watery the soul of men (White, 1979:163-170; Boyd, 2010:48-58). Plato’s Theory of Education: Plato sees education the only true way to the permanent stability of the state. an ineffective leadership structure and the absence of an educated elite class, as some of the most However, with the on-going political somersaulting in the society, it does not look that the new administration would be anything different than the previous one. The word music was used in a much broader sense than we use it today. Earlier in this study, we had noted that the study is guided by. The aim of the society is to maintain both justice and peace. To protect the state from every external aggression [373e-374a, 45e], Unless the Philosophers rule as kings or those now, very factor that justifies their rule as, Educational Criteria for Political Leadership. The paper identified in Plato, a structure and a theory capable of offering the qualitative Plato regards education as a means to achieve justice, both individual justice and social justice. Aristotle’s way of life reflected the way he thought and what he wrote for people to view and educate upon today. A close focus of the works of the likes of Thales, Anaximander Pythagoras Socrates, Aristotle etc were closely considered. exports to China are composed of raw minerals and metals. This study has identified the albatross to national development in Nigeria as a spin-off of the leadership crisis and corruption prevalent in its public sector and made valuable recommendations. The educational processes and stages proposed include: intellectual and physical training exercises. Socrates’ student Plato endorsed that view and held that a fundamental task of education is that of helping students to value reason and to be reasonable, which for him involved valuing wisdom above pleasure, honour, and other less-worthy pursuits. Education controlled by private persons could not serve real purpose. Lessons from Nigeria. education lacking among the leadership class. Paper prepared for 2007 African Economic Conference. Th, strange bed-fellows brought to the fore, became the platform from where this study drew some of, educations, the platform from where the researchers of this. process which bring about sustainable political development in the state. The allegory of the cave is an extended metaphor and it provides an insight into Plato’s view of education. and Agbor, are unanimous in the opinion that Nigeria’s relatively low GDP per capita since Aristotle’s Notion of Prudence as Panacea to the Leadership Crisis in Nigeria. While adopting Thrasymachus theory of injustice as the theoretical framework for analysis in this study, the research also adopted the mixed-method approach in the social science which allows for either a combination or the separate use of qualitative and quantitative research designs for collecting and analyzing data gathered from interviews and focused group discussion sessions, conducted in view of attaining the objectives proposed for the research. an philosophers. apart the inadequate moral views of others. Debt-servicing increased to almost 47 percent1 by the middle of the decade of 1990s and comprised 8.3 percent of the GDP, up from less than 1 percent mid-1960s. Historians cannot find any evidence on Plato’s early education as a child, but seeing as he belonged to an influential aristocratic family from Athens, it’s assumed that he went through the Athenian form of educationthat was oriented towards culture, arts, academics, and intelligence. Plato suggests that this can be ensure through education alone. Leads University, Ibadan. Bureaucratic corruption, which occurs 'in the public administration" or 'the implementation end of politics,' is the 'low level' and 'street level' corruption. Plato’s Republic, which political leaders should be acquainted with before qualifying to run for Africa especially from South Africa; and the personality of Obasanjo given his international credentials and stature. Other forms of corruption include embezzlement (theft of public resources by public officials) and bribery (persuade to act improperly by a gift of money, etc). The public sector of every nation is critical to its national development. He should stay with his mother or nurse and be educated in their company. That is mind, heart, and desires. Table 3: Who Should Rule the State (Sub-Question 1, medical attention; A Qualified Neurological, and order and the protection of the state from external and internal aggression, usually regathered. Consequently, their behaviour in the political arena promotes corruption and injustice in a polity, a behaviour which impedes any political development strides put in place to entrench sustainable development. But one thing that is sure is that people who may have lived then, must have been driven by a desire to explain or interpret the things and phenomenon around them. Plato has designed his educational plan for the education of guardians or rulers. Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. and sustainable development efforts in Nigeria. 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