Teaching and practicing social work in Nigeria
Challenges and prospects
Keywords:Teaching, practicing, challenges, prospect social work
Social work is not just an academic activity, it is also a profession that aids people in improving and regaining their ability for social interaction as well as in fostering social environments that support their goals. To, effectively carry out this task, social workers must be properly taught and trained to enable them professionally fit to practice. The paper aims at discussing the challenges of teaching and practicing social work in Nigeria as well as the prospect of the profession. A theoretical review of relevant scholarly literature that showed the challenges of the social work profession in Nigeria and its effects in both teaching and practice was conducted. There is a need to beef up what is taught as social work in Nigeria and proper monitoring teams set to cross-check the rudiments and practice of the profession. With proper training and the passing of the social work bill in Nigeria, one can rightly affirm that there is still light at the end of the tunnel.