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Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Promoting Gender Equality in the Context of Nigerian Cultural and Religious Expression: beyond Increasing Female Access to Education

National education policies in Nigeria aim at addressing female disprivilege by improving girl-child enrolment in schools in line with Millennium Development Goal targets. In addition, the National Gender Policy and its Strategic Implementation... More

Report Year of Publication 2005

Teacher Motivation and Incentives in Nigeria

Authors Adelabu, M.A.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Pedagogical Renewal: Improving the Quality of Classroom Interaction in Nigerian Primary Schools

This study reports on an investigation of classroom interaction and discourse practices in Nigerian primary schools. Its purpose was to identify key issues affecting patterns of teacher–pupil interaction and discourse as research suggests... More

Report Year of Publication 2011

The Determinants of Child Schooling in Nigeria

Authors Olaniyan, O.

This study explores the determinants of child schooling in Nigeria and takes current enrolment and delayed entry into schools as measures of schooling outcome. The study utilized reduced form relationships for male and female children within... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2002

Determinants of the Private Costs of Primary and Early Childhood Education: Findings from Plateau State, Nigeria

Authors Urwick, J.

This study examines the variability of private expenditure on primary and pre-primary education in a developing country and its relationship with characteristics of households, schools and pupils. Findings are reported from two small surveys, in... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Assessing the Universal Basic Education Primary and Koranic Schools’ Synergy for Almajiri Street Boys in Nigeria

Authors Usman, L.M.

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how Nigeria’s current Universal Basic Education on primary schooling targets Muslim Almajiri street boys for basic literacy acquisition. The paper examines the policy’s management implementation... More

Report Year of Publication 2008

Nigeria: a Review of the Costs and Financing of Public Education, Volume I: Executive Summary

Since the reintroduction of multiparty democracy in 1999, the federal and state governments in Nigeria have embarked on a series of major educational reforms. These are intended to achieve universal basic education and improve the quality and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Functional Literacy Empowerment for Nomadic Herdsmen in Osun State, Nigeria

The need for adequate functional English literacy and numeracy instruction for the herdsmen in Osun State in Nigeria arose as a result of the persistent clashes between the herdsmen and their neighbours. In all, 48 participants (22 adults and 26... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Africa's Education Enigma? the Nigerian Story

In the last two decades, the social and economic benefits of formal education in Sub-Saharan Africa have been debated. Anecdotal evidence points to low returns to education in Africa. Unfortunately, there is limited econometric evidence to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2001

Where Has All the Education Gone?

Authors Pritchett, L.

Cross-national data show no association between increases in human capital attributable to the rising educational attainment of the labor force and the rate of growth of output per worker. This implies that the association of educational capital... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2005

Does Decentralization Lead to School Improvement? Findings and Lessons from Research in West-Africa

Decentralization is a fashionable reform, adopted by many countries with different characteristics. There are doubts, though, about its objectives and impact. Did inspiration come from a desire to improve quality or from a need to share the... More
Book Year of Publication 2008

Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters

Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015. This... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Availability of Schools’ Infrastructure for Effective Program Implementation

online) This paper examines the availability and adequacy of schools’ infrastructural facilities for implementation of the Universal Basic Education program in Nigeria. Adopting the ex post facto design, the researchers used existing school data... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Centralization and Decentralization of Schools' Physical Facilities Management in Nigeria

Authors Ikoya, P.O.

Abstract Purpose – This research aims to examine the difference in the availability, adequacy and functionality of physical facilities in centralized and decentralized schools districts, with a view to making appropriate recommendations to... More

Report Year of Publication 2012

NCNE Achievements

This report contains a detailed account of all the activities undertaken by the National Commission for Nomadic Education from January to December, 2012 with a specific emphasis on its achievements and constraints. The report provides an insight... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Patron-Client Relationships and Low Education among Youth in Kano, Nigeria

Based on an analysis of original social network data collected from 407 households in an urban community in Northern Nigeria, this article evaluates whether patronage relationships between households have consequences for children’s educational... More
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

Mobilising for the Millennium Development Goals (M4M): Local Drivers of Change Jigawa and Miga LGA

This Local Drivers of Change study (L-DoC) outlines the findings from the political economy assessments of Jigawa and Miga LGA. This is a stand-alone study which has been conducted as a part of the assessments undertaken during the inception... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2011

Mid Term Review of the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN)

ESSPIN is a complex, ambitious, high risk, basic education programme. With a UK-DFID investment of £83.5 million between 2008 and 2014, its success will be judged on its ability to make significant inroads in to Nigeria’s education access, equity... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Integrating Mobile Learning into Nomadic Education Programme in Nigeria: Issues and Perspectives

The establishment of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) in Nigeria in 1989 created a wider opportunity for the estimated population of 9.3 million nomads in Nigeria to acquire literacy skills. The coming of the Commission arose... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teacher Students’ Interpersonal Relationships and Students’ Academic Achievements in Social Studies

Authors Fan, F.A.

Teacher education, both pre- and in-service programmes, are offered in the country by different teacher education institutions as declared in the National Policy on Education. However, although commendable efforts have been made, yet much needs... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Striving for Knowledge and Dignity: How Qur’anic Students in Kano, Nigeria Learn to Live with Rejection and Educational Disadvantage

Authors Hoechner, H.
What is it like for young people not to conform to increasingly globalised standards of ‘modern childhood’, as epitomised by formal schooling? Drawing on ethnographic and participatory research conducted with Qur’anic students (Almajirai) in Kano,... More
Report Year of Publication 2011

Teacher Policies and Practices for EFA in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda Synthesis Report

The synthesis report summarises the main findings and conclusions of the four case studies of teacher education policies in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa (SA), and Uganda. In particular, it explores similarities and differences, challenges and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

An Analysis of Sociolinguistic Functional Elements in the English Language Course Books: Implications for English Language Teaching/learning in Nigeria

This paper discusses the importance of exposing secondary school students to sociolinguistic functional elements, which reflect the social functions they need to perform with English language. It highlights the fact that Nigerian secondary school... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

A Critical Review of the Involvement of Teachers and Students’ Interest in Current English Language Curriculum in Nigerian Secondary

Authors Oribabor, O.A.

This paper evaluated the appropriateness of teaching English language in some selected secondary schools in both Urban (Ile-Ife) and Rural (Ibodi) areas respectively of former Oranmiyan and Atakunmosa Local Government Areas of Osun state, Nigeria... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teachers Challenges in Nigerian Public Secondary Schools Climate: Implications on Students Dropouts

This paper discusses the challenges Nigerian teachers are facing in public secondary schools [Government owned schools] and its effects on the present rising students dropouts. Secondary school in Nigeria is an educational stage to be attended by... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Improvisation/Teaching AIDS: Aid to Effective Teaching of English Language

Authors Asokhia, M.O.

This paper stresses the need to make English language lessons easy and enjoyable through the use of instructional aid/improvisation. The poor performances in English language in most schools are the fact that the teaching of it is textbook... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Class Size and Academic Achievement of Secondary School in EKITI State, Nigeria

The study looked at the class size as it relates to academic performance of students in Ekiti state of Nigeria between 1990 and 1997. The study population was the results of the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) conducted... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Primary School Pupils’ Perception of the Efficacy of Mother Tongue Education in Ibadan Metropolis

Authors Fakeye, D.O.

This survey research investigated the perception of primary school pupils on the efficacy of MTE in enhancing cognitive achievement in selected primary schools in Ibadan metropolis. A total of 1000 pupils from 50 randomly selected primary schools... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Parents’ and Teachers’ Preferred Medium of Instruction in Primary Schools in Enugu, Nigeria

Authors Amadi, E.Ada

This study which investigated parents’ and teachers’ preferred medium of instruction in primary schools was conducted in Enugu, South East, Nigeria. It employed the descriptive survey research method. 500 respondents were used for the study. 250... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Isolation of Teaching Effectiveness Factors from Nigerian Senior Secondary School Chemistry Students' Point of View

Establishing the specific criteria by which effective teaching can be evaluated is a vital step in the teaching learning process. Students’ evaluation is commonly used in developed countries to provide information that could be used by teacher to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Expression of Classroom Management Principles by Secondary Schools’ Teachers’

Authors Kukuru, J.D.

Expression of classroom management principles by secondary schools’ teachers is the submission in this article. Six (6) secondary schools were randomly selected from western section of Owo, in Ondo State of Nigeria. Twelve (12) teachers selected... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Examination Malpractices among Secondary Schools Students in Ondo State, Nigeria: Perceived Causes and Possible Solutions

Authors Adeyemi, T.O.

This paper investigated teachers’ perception of examination malpractices among secondary schools students in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive research, the study population comprised all the 481 secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. This... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Analysis of Students’ Performance in Junior Secondary School Mathematics Examination in Bayelsa State of Nigeria

Mathematics is the bedrock of all science and technologically based subjects. The poor performance of students in mathematics tests has become a thing of great concern to all stakeholders such as: parents, teachers, and government. This paper... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Planning the 9-Year Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigeria for Successful Implementation

The paper examined issues that will bring about a successful implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) at post primary school level. The Nigerian government had to change to UBE following the high rate of unemployment with the previous... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Catch Them Young: a Learning Value for Computer-Based Instruction for Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria

The fundamental principle of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria is that everybody must have access to equivalent education comprehensively and co-educationally. The concept of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) introduced in 1976 (6... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

An Analysis of the New 9-Year Basic Education Mathematics Curriculum in Nigeria

Authors Awofala, A.O.A.

The intention of this paper is to describe and reflect on the changes in the new 9-year basic education mathematics curriculum in Nigeria. The paper is divided into four major themes: history of curriculum development in mathematics education at... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Teachers’ Views on the Incorporation of Entrepreneurial Capacity Building (ECB) Programmes in the Basic Education Curriculum in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria

The aim of the study conducted, in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria, was to seek the views of teachers on the incorporation of Entrepreneurial Capacity Building (ECB) Programmes in the Nigerian Basic Education Curriculum. The descriptive survey method was... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Nigeria’s Education Policy: Issues of Sustainable Curriculum Development

The concerns for education sustainability have prompted debates, brainstorming, dialogues and legislations world over. The outcome of these endeavors has, in a way, favored the reduction of ‘unemployment and unemployables’ syndromes and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Social Studies Teachers' Perception of the Junior Secondary School Social Studies Curriculum in Edo State

Authors Okobia, E.O.

Curriculum development and implementation have pre-occupied the minds educationists and philosophers since the global evolution of modern educational systems. The search for a defined role for teachers in the successful implementation of Social... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Administrative Constraints Affecting Curriculum Development and Implementation in Nigeria: towards Education for Sustainable Development

Authors Duze, C.O.

Nigeria’s Education Policy is quite laudable yet her investments in education are not too rewarding considering the deteriorating educational standards. No matter how laudable education policies/programmes are, poor implementation would lead to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Test Item Validity: Item Response Theory (IRT) Perspective Nigeria

Tests as measuring instruments are designed for a variety of purposes, and validity is often evaluated only in terms of purpose. Validity refers to whether or not the test measures what it claims to measure. With item response theory (IRT) the... More