For the sake of clarity in tertiary education, this is primarily accomplished with the assistance of academic counsels, who categorize students as being interested in the arts, sciences, technical areas, or management science.
In order to accomplish these goals, the secondary school should pay particular attention to the following aims:
1. Ensure that a large number of elementary school students from all different social, religious, and cultural backgrounds have access to high-quality educational opportunities.
2. Make adjustments to the course load in order to accommodate the various skills, occupations, and responsibilities that may be available to students after they have completed their secondary education.
3. Prepare students to live successfully in the era of modern science and technology by providing them with the necessary skills.
4. In comparison to primary education, in which the majority of science and technology facilities are only or mostly depicted in images or pictures, secondary education has, to a large extent, provided the modern age with facilities to suit the technological arena. This is in contrast to the fact that primary education did not provide the modern age with any facilities to suit the technological arena.
5. Foster the growth of Nigerian art, language, and culture while also promoting the preservation of the cultural heritage of the world. In secondary education, this is done to help students better understand and appreciate the cultural heritage of the community as a whole, as well as to promote that heritage.
6. Raise a generation of people who are capable of independent thought, respecting the perspectives and emotions of others, respecting the dignity of labor, and appreciating those values that are specified under the broad national aims, and who can live as good citizens.
7. Encourage national unity in Nigeria by putting an emphasis on the shared bonds that bind us together despite our many differences. Children are given the opportunity to learn about the cultural and ethical foundations of Nigeria at this stage of their education. This teaches them to understand and appreciate their cultural heritage as well as the unity that exists within its diversity.
8. Instill in its students a passion for academic success and personal growth, both during their time in school and throughout their lives. Students at this level of education have the opportunity to grow as individuals and become more aware of their potential in life.
In conclusion, secondary education has an effect on the students or children in any society in terms of their emotional well-being, psychological development, social integration, and economic standing.
The understanding that students will develop a sense of belonging and will encourage active participation in society at large has caused the government to invest so much money into secondary education in Nigeria by making education both free and compulsory in an effort to eradicate and reduce the rate of illiteracy among children in Nigeria.