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Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

Educational Policy in Nigeria from the Colonial Era to the Post-Independence Period

Authors Imam, H.
There is a widened western educational gap between the north and south of Nigeria with the predominantly Muslim areas of the north lagging behind due to some historical antecedents. In the colonial era the British educational policy did not address... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Assessment Techniques and English Language Teachers’ Extent of Emphasis in Schools

Authors Ofodu, G.O.
Worried by the incessant poor performance of students in English Language, this paper looks at the problem of over-bearing emphases on paper and pen assessments by teachers while learners are unable to apply the knowledge gained in real life... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Assessing School Facilities in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria

Authors Asiyai, R.I.
This study investigated school facilitates in public secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to find out the state of the facilities, the types of maintenance carried out on the facilities by school administrators,... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

Arabic and Islamic Education in Nigeria: the Case of Al-Majiri Schools

The AL-MAJIRI school system is a variant of private Arabic and Islamic schools which cater for the religious and moral development of Muslims. In the past, the system produced clerics, scholars, judges, religious reformers, eminent teachers and... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Rural Nomadic Fulbe Boys' Primary Schooling: Assessing Repertoires of Practice in Nigeria

Authors Usman, L.
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Age and Gender Differences in Study Habits: a Framework for Proactive Counselling Against Low Academic Achievement

Authors Ossai, M.C.
Poor academic achievement of Nigerian candidates in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) over the past seven years has been a cause for concern to all stakeholders in education in Nigeria. This... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Adequacy of Budgetary Allocation to Educational Institutions in Nigeria

Authors Oseni, M.
Budget speeches are normally given names to align with currents trends in the land. The national budget speech of 2013 was named Fiscal Consolidation with Inclusive Growth. For the 2013 fiscal year, an amount of N4.92 trillion was presented as a... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Adequacy and Suitability of Recommended French Language Textbook for Developing Communicative Proficiency in Nigerian Junior Secondary School Students

This study identified the types of communication activities presented in three recommended French Language textbooks used in Nigerian junior secondary schools. It examined the quality and the quantity of communication activities and exercises in the... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Acheiving Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Issues of Relevence, Quality and Efficiency

Authors Emechebe, S.
The paper discusses the achievement of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria. It gives particular attention to the extent to which the government is making progress towards the realization of UBE. It also highlights the issues of relevance... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

Is the World Bank Reaching Out-Of-School Children? an Analysis of World Bank Commitments to Basic Education in Relation to Out-Of-School Populations

As the world prepares a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, global attention has turned towards getting the remaining out-of-school children into the classroom. With the World Bank as the world’s largest external... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Unpaid Work among Children Currently Attending School in Nigeria: with Focus on Gender, Ethnicity, Urban-Rural Residence and Poverty

Authors Kazeem, A.
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the associations of gender, ethnicity, urban-rural residence, and poverty, on children’s unpaid work. It examines whether the Nigerian experience parallels previous research in India and Latin... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

The Universal Basic Education Programme and the Family Life HIV Education in Nigeria

Authors Abah, R.C.
The study assessed the capacity of the Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigeria to effectively implement the Family Life HIV Education Curriculum. Using descriptive statistics, the study has analysed and presented graphs and tables of various... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

Technologies for Instruction as Innovative Strategies in Higher Education: a Nigeria Perspective

Authors Adegbija, M.
This paper examined the use of technologies for instruction as innovative strategies in higher education from a Nigerian perspective. Changes in learning often come about when the current practices are challenged, making a search for a more... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Strengthening Special learning Needs Education Programme in Nigeria through Total Quality Management

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been committed towards the provision of education to her citizenry. The special learning needs education is a very critical area of interest which often appears to be neglected or overshadowed by the greater... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Statistical Analysis of Knowledge and Awareness to Universal basic Education in Nigeria

Nigerian educational system has gone through various developments and change. The main aim of this paper, which is knowledge and awareness of teachers to universal basic education in Nigeria is to investigate the perceived knowledge and awareness of... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Skill-Oriented Curriculum: a Sine Qua Non for Nigerian Education of the 21st Century

This paper tries to emphasize the necessity of a skill – oriented curriculum as a sine –quo-non of Nigerian education of the 21st century. It examined skill oriented curriculum as a very important component of Nigerian education in the 21st century... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Science Education Reforms in Nigeria: Implications for Science Teachers

Authors Ojimba, D.Peter
In this paper, the reforms in science education were discussed with special reference to the country Nigeria. Issues such as science curriculum development in Nigeria, features of American Association for the advancement of science, challenges of... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Problems and Prospects of Integrated Almajiri Education in Northern Nigeria

The issue of Almajiri education has been a subject of discussion among scholars and a subject of great concern to the authorities. Almajiri education started from time immemorial in the Northern part of Nigeria. This paper tries to clarify how the... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Private Sector Participation and Development of Secondary Schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

This study examined the private sector participation in Education and the development of secondary schools education in Bayelsa State. Three research questions were posed and three hypotheses were formulated. The instrument adopted in this study to... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Predisposing Factors to Life on the Streets: The Case of Out of School Children in Nigeria

Authors Ihejirika, J.C.
Education is the key to national development and no development can take place without first developing the citizenry of the country, out-of-school/street children inclusive. The phenomenon of out-of-school/street children in Nigeria has not abated... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Political Arithmetic of Teacher Education in Nigeria

Authors Noah, A.O.K.
This study is on the trajectory of the teaching profession in Nigeria since independent. It canvases that Nigeria does not have 3rd wave teachers who can make for meaningful development and concludes that the challenge confronting contemporary... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Parental Education and Child Health Care: Evidence from Nigeria

The magnitude of child mortality in Nigeria shows that child healthcare demand has not been significantly addressed by the policy makers. As a result of this, this study examined the impact of parental education on child health care in Nigeria. The... More
Report Year of Publication 2013

Overall Findings and Technical Report of ESSPIN Composite Survey 1 (2012)

In July 2012, representative stratified samples of public primary schools, head teachers, teachers and pupils were surveyed in the six Nigerian states where the DFID/UKaid-funded Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria works. This report... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Latchkey Experiences of School-Age Children in Low-Income Families in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Authors Ekot, M.
The study investigated the Latchkey experiences of school-age children (5-13 years) from the perspectives of mothers in low-income families in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A proportionate stratified random sample of 200 was drawn from high density... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination Results as Predictors of Students’ Performance in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations in Benue State, Nigeria

Authors O'kwu, E.; Orum, C.
The main objective for this study was to establish the predictive value between junior secondary school certificate examination and the senior secondary certificate examination in mathematics. The study made use of 4698 students of Junior Secondary... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

It's All About MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning (“E”) to Crawl the Design Space

There is an inherent tension between implementing organizations—which have specific objectives and narrow missions and mandates—and executive organizations—which provide resources to multiple implementing organizations. Ministries of finance/... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

An Investigation into Differential Item Functioning of Tests Conducted by the Two Major Examination Bodies in Nigeria

Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is a condition where a test item functions differently for examinees from one group to another. This study deals with an investigation into the differential item functioning of test conducted by the two major... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Improving Physical Education in Nigerian Primary Schools

The overall goal of this study was to address areas of improvement in physical education to help primary schools achieve its objectives in Nigeria. It was seen that developing programmes for physical education which maximize opportunities within the... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Implications of Missionary Education for Women in Nigeria: a Historical Analysis

Education is a key factor in human development and social transformation. The problematic of women development in Nigeria traces its roots in the type of education dispensed by missionary agencies and the British colonial administration. Christian... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

The Impact of Teacher Education Programme and Information Technology in the Nigerian School System

Authors AISHA, H.; OGAR, G.
This article discussed the Impact of Teacher Education Programme and Information Technology in Nigeria. The concept of a teacher, the National Policy Statement on Goals, Information Technology and Teacher Education Programme was explained in details... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

ICT as a 21st Century Standard for Nigerian Teachers

Authors Nwokeocha, S.
The paper analyses the characteristics of the 21st century that make it imperative for Nigerian teachers to appreciate and use information and communications technology. It reviewed three key foundations of modern society which are scientific... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Government Expenditure on Nomadic Education in Nigeria: Implications For Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

The paper examines government expenditure on nomadic education in Nigeria and the implications for achieving the M Gs. econdary data were used and the data were analyzed with the aid of descriptive statistics. The study revealed that government... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Funding of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria in Times of Global Economic Recession

Funding has been the bane of education in Nigeria. The global economic recession eventually came to complicate the matter. This notwithstanding, the focus of Vocational and Technical Education with regard to skills acquisition cannot be compromised... More
Report Year of Publication 2013

ESSPIN Gender Analysis of Key Results: Composite Survey 1 (2012)

This Gender Analysis is a supplement to ESSPIN 060 Overall Findings and Technical Report of ESSPIN composite survey 1 (2012), and should be read in conjunction with that volume. It includes gender disaggregated tables, graphs and charts of teacher,... More
Report Year of Publication 2013

ESSPIIN Overall Findings and Technical Report

In July 2012, representative stratified samples of public primary schools, head teachers, teachers and pupils were surveyed in the six Nigerian states where the DFID/UKaid-funded Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria works. This report... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Enhancing the Teacher Profession: Key to Revamping the Education Sector in Nigeria

Education is a living concept that continues to grow and develop on daily basis. The paper looked at necessary steps needed to enhance the teaching profession. Questionnaire was administered to 1000 males and females respondents. The data was... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Effective Service Delivery of Nigeria’s Public Primary Education: the Role of Non-State Actors

The study examines and analyses the role of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in public provision of primary education in Nigeria using descriptive and econometric techniques. The analysis demonstrates that the major source of funding of public primary... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Effect of Inadequate School Plant on Academic Performance of Nigerian Secondary School Students

The Nigerian education system is grappling with a plethora of problems which seem to defy solution over the years, chief among such problems is gross inadequacy in quality of facilities available to students in Nigerian secondary schools, and the... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

The Effect of Education on Political Engagement in Weakly Institutionalized Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

Developing countries are currently experiencing unprecedented increases in primary schooling. While education increases civic and political participation in developed democracies, this may not occur in weakly institutionalized countries. Beyond... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Educational Reforms in Nigeria: for Who and Why?

Great changes are occurring in the global world, and the educational system must respond to these changes or become obsolete and irrelevant. There is evidence in Nigeria which over the year has shown that government investment in education has not... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Designing Appropriate Curriculum for Special Education in Urban School in Nigeria: Implication for Administrators.

The provision of a well-planned, modified, and articulated curriculum that would provide students with disabilities appropriate access to the general curriculum and effective instructional support is the thrust of this paper. The paper examined the... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

A Critique of Teaching Profession and Teacher Education in Nigeria

Teaching is one of the oldest professions in modern Nigeria. The advent of the Christian missionaries who introduced western education culminated into the evolution of teaching profession. For ease of communication, educating the Africans had to go... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

A Critical Analysis of Universal Basic Education on its Implementation So Far

Authors Tsafe, A.K.
This paper attempts to give a general overview of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Scheme in Nigeria. It ranges from the purpose of its establishment, its objective, the framework for its operation, its implementation so far and the challenges... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

An Assesment of Youth Education in Northern Nigeria

Authors Mohammed, N.D.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Analysis on Cost and Financing of Pre-School Education in Nigeria

Authors Ogunyinka, E.K.
This paper gives the analysis on cost and financing of pre-school education in Nigeria. The Education for All (EFA) No 1 Goal is the “comprehensive early childhood care and education especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children”. To... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

The Almajiri Model Schools In Nigeria: Matters Arising

Purpose/Aims: There are estimated nine and a half million indigent children on the streets begging for alms, known as almajiri, in the northern part of Nigeria. These children constitute an army of helpless minors, lacking adequate care and... More
Report Year of Publication 2013

Accelerating Progress to 2015: Nigeria

Nigeria, a country rich in natural resources, has experienced robust economic growth since 2001. However, the degree to which this economic achievement has had an impact on progress in human development has been low. More than two-thirds of Nigeria’... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Reform in Curriculum for Basic Education in Nigeria: the Need for Character Training Curriculum

Authors Yusuf, H.
Nigeria educational system has gone through various developments recently. The selection and organization of curriculum contents distribution and use of teaching materials and its relevance to the curriculum, the need and aspirations of the society... More