Education is seen as a life-long formal and informal process for individuals to become aware of their environment and to use, manage and dominate it for themselves and society as a whole, with negative consequences as well. This claim is a criticism of Fafunwa's definition of education, which avoids the development of "skills, attitudes, and other forms of behavior that have positive value for society" (Fafunwa, 1974:
26). But it cannot be overemphasized that all forms of crime are learned through formal education. Education can even create negative knowledge that damages society. Thus, education has influenced and influenced popular values in Nigeria. When governments took over schools from private owners, vices replaced civilized virtues. Moral education is abandoned in schools (lkpe, 2002). Educational artifacts denied correct moral behavior. Because such education set society on fire. In fact, when the problems of the Nigerian education system are mentioned, the first things that come to mind are declining standards, deteriorating facilities, failing exams and mass-promoting his syndrome. Others include lack of government attention to educational needs, labor shortages, unwillingness to work among an increasing number of students, and inadequate student preparation and lack of self-confidence (Igboke, 2001). Thus, education has influenced and influenced popular values in Nigeria.