This paper attempts to bring into focus the state of educational health in Nigeria and its effects on the general polity. The study also endeavours to analyse the role of leadership in the educational system and how the socio-economic development can be enhanced through healthy educational system. With facts, figures and understanding of the issues facing the nation ill-fated educational system, the analytic research approach employed argues that the survival of Nigeria as a viable society will depend on the quality of the educational institutions — vis — a – vis the level of educational attainment of the population and how well the academic and support staff are treated. However, the paper sees the state of education in Nigeria as a public health issue.

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