The model of English usage acquired through the educational system has a great impact on the socio-political life of Nigeria since English language is the main medium of instruction in Nigeria schools. It is an aberration for one who claimed to have passed through all the three levels of educational institutions but cannot efficiently use English in communicating his intentions or desires. The incompetence and ineffectiveness exhibited by teachers of English in Nigeria is unarguably synonymous with the quality of their education. This discourse therefore, examinees the teacher as a factor in the effective teaching and learning of English. It proffers recommendations toward a more pragmatic and pedagogical teaching of English, for a purposeful and result oriented system of education.