The present state of the Nigeria education system brings worry to the hearts of all stakeholders because education goals such as producing skilled and professionally competent graduates, basic education for all, education for technological advancement, all to fulfil the dream of national development and prosperity, are yet farfetched from being a reality. Literatures were reviewed on three of the policies in education, which include: education funding, universal basic education and teachers’ education for better understanding. The review discussed and highlighted the problems, potholes and patches of these policies as examples of the reason why education development in Nigeria is yet at the bottom of the success ladder. Conclusions were reached and recommendations were proffered.
Key words: Policies, basic education, teacher’s education, funding.