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The Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the global provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. Authors from 43 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and key references.
Chapter 27: School Psychology in Nigeria
School Psychology in Nigeria
Context of School Psychology
Nigeria is the most populous nation in the continent of Africa south of the Sahara, with an estimated population of 130 million. Its landmass is 923,768 square kilometers, and its climate is tropical. It was a British colony until its independence on October 1, 1960. Nigeria is bordered on the east by Cameroun Republic, on the west by Benin Republic, on the north by Niger Republic, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The country is culturally diverse in such features as language, religion, food, marriage systems, trading systems, and ethnic tribes. The Hausa/Fulanis dominate the north, the Igbos dominate the southeast, and the Yorubas dominate the southwest. In 2004, the gross domestic product ...