|Academic Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Pedagogy - School System, Educational and School Politics, , language: English, abstract: This study focused on education as an effective instrument for grassroot development in Nigeria with particular reference to Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state. The subject used for the study includes civil servants and private sectors. A total of one hundred and sixty copies of questionnaire were designed for the study was administered. The relevant data collected were analyzed using chi-square. The result shows that educational can bring awareness in the society change that will lead to developments and there is human capital development that leads to the improved standard of living at the grassroots level. Education is an activity we all feel that we know something about having had practical experience of it. Nwosu (2014) defined education as the process of socializing the individuals to develop his/her capabilities, and abilities to acquire knowledge, skills, habits, interest, attitudes and behaviours that enable the individual adjust and respond to the environmental conditions in order to function effectively in the society for maximal personal and national development. Dewey (1963) defined education as a fostering, a nurturing and a cultivating process. This definition implies that education leads to development or growth. Okoh, Ejedimu and Okafor (2013) noted that education is essential for survival and social change in the modern society. It is the foundation upon which physical and technological developments rest, as well as a veritable tool in the development of any nation especially developing ones. Thus, the value and functionality of nay education system lies in its ability to actualize the goals of education which emphasizes on self development of learners and usefulness to the socio-political and economic well being of the country (Odunayo and Olujuwon, 2010).