Education is defined as the process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools or colleges to improve knowledge and develop skills. Education is one of the most important aspects of life that boosts man to greater heights. The education of a human being begins right from childhood and the first education a human being gets is from his/her parents. It is common knowledge that a newly born child will surely learn to speak from its immediate environment. The education of such a child has started at that instant. Nigeria has many problems facing her education sector. Some of these problems shall be discussed in the following paragraphs. Corruption is the root of the problems facing education in Nigeria. Nigeria is seen as a head with a totally worn out cap. Our leaders are very corrupt and unjust. Corruption affects education in Nigeria in two ways. The first is that owing to the corruption of our leaders, revenue allocated to the education sector and other sectors of the economy are embezzled. As a result of this, there is no quality teaching and good educational facilities in public and government schools where the less privilege and poor citizens enroll their children which make them lack valuable education, thereby making most of them become hoodlums, street urchins, drop-outs and what have you. Another way corruption affects the education sector in Nigeria is that when students are asked to take external examinations such as WAEC, NECO, JAMB, GCE, etc, we see that most of the children from rich and famous backgrounds who are not capable of passing the exams on their own are assisted by unjust examiners at places where most of these students call “Special Centres”. There are even extreme cases where we see that results of the poor students who have worked hard to pass are exchanged with results of the rich dullards due to corruption in order to promote them to higher institutions for further education. Nigeria has another problem facing her education sector which is lack of good educational facilities. In developed countries like U. S. A; Japan, etc. where education is greatly valued, students offering science related courses do more practicals than theory and the reason is that they have very good, standard and modern educational facilities unlike Nigeria, where these same class of students do more of theory than practicals. In such a situation, we see that Nigerian Science students rarely stand chances against the students of the developed countries. Also, in most of the public schools in Nigeria, there are very poor educational facilities. For example, in a school where there are no chairs, tables and even a chalkboard, the only thing teachers would do is to lecture and dictate notes to over a hundred students in a class. The classroom would be too congested thereby making the environment not conducive for learning and also putting the education of the children at jeopardy. In Nigeria, teachers always complain of poor wages and salary given to them by the government, which is true. In such a situation, we see teachers going on strike, which is not meant to be heard of. There are even cases whereby some teachers would just stay in a class without teaching anything and if they are queried, they would say “Nigeria education is bad, we are not paid good salaries”. Such actions of theirs put the education of the students in such school at risk. Some parents are in the habit of spending the money to be used to enroll their children in schools on clubbing, partying, fashion and what have you? And in any good school, students would not be allowed into the school premises if their school fees have not been paid. The education of these students is at risk; such parents keep on telling their children that education is the best legacy without even giving them a taste of sound education. In this kind of a situation, such children would surely end up with bad habits like armed robbery, prostitution and what have you, through which they destroy lives and property and put an end to their education. Nigeria has a lot of problems facing the education sector which must be corrected. Our educational problems do not however undermine the fact that education is the best legacy.