International Council for Education, Research and Training

Educational Leadership and Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

1Avurakoghene, Onome Peace, 

2 Oredein, Afolakemi Olasumbo, 

 1&2Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Arts & Education, Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria


The imperativeness of educational leadership and artificial intelligence in contemporary society cannot be overstated in the quest for sustainable development, given the pivotal role of education in achieving the stated developmental objectives. Sadly, educational leaders in Nigeria face several challenges in maximizing the use of AI for sustainable development. This has not only influenced their effectiveness negatively but has equally deprived them of optimal achievement of the objectives of education in the country, considering the roles of teachers in education service delivery. Using a qualitative research approach, this study offered insights into ways of using artificial intelligence and educational leadership for the attainment of sustainable development in Nigeria. Specifically, this study explored educational leadership, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, artificial leadership and sustainable development. Furthermore, the paper underscores the need for educational leadership that is fortified with artificial intelligence for sustainable development by revealing the roles of artificial intelligence in effective educational leadership and its implications for sustainable development. Also, it considers the associated challenges, such as inadequate infrastructure and funding, a lack of technical expertise among educators and education administrators, a lack of policies and regulations, ethical concerns, and a lack of public awareness, and the mitigating strategies, which include providing infrastructure and funding, technical expertise, policies and regulations, ethical concerns, public awareness, and education to address them. 

Keywords: Educational leadership, artificial intelligence, sustainable development.

Impact statement

The combined potential of educational leadership and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is immense when it comes to promoting sustainable development. By effectively utilising AI and leveraging strong educational leadership, we can make significant progress towards creating a sustainable and prosperous future. This integration allows us to improve educational systems, optimise learning methods, and ensure equal access to quality education for everyone. AI’s capacity to analyse vast amounts of data and provide personalised learning experiences empowers educational leaders to improve learning outcomes, monitor student’s progress, customize learning materials, and enhance the effectiveness of teaching. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in automating routine administrative tasks, thus saving time and reducing administrative errors. This collaboration not only enhances educational outcomes but also contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals, including the reduction of inequality, the promotion of environmental stewardship, and the cultivation of inclusive societies.

About Author

Miss Onome Peace Avurakoghene is a postgraduate student of Educational Management from the Prestigious Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. With a zeal for improving educational excellence, she has chosen to dedicate her professional life to advancing the principles of effective leadership and administrative functions within educational institutions. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education, and she later pursued a master’s degree in educational management to equip herself with the necessary skills to enact meaningful change in the educational system.

 She currently resides in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Visit her online on:;


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