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Journal Article Year of Publication 2015

Factors Affecting the Teaching and Learning of Biology in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

This study investigated and described the status and quality of biology teaching and learning in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Research questionnaires were used for gathering data from 10 public secondary schools... More
Conference Paper Year of Publication 2015

Taking school improvement to scale: the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria

Authors Sanni, K.
The paper shares ESSPIN’s experience of taking a school improvement programme to scale from small pilots in some of the most challenging operational contexts in Nigeria. Lessons are drawn around systems reform, sustainable financing, technical... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2015


The study investigated effects of insurgency on girls’ education in north eastern region of Nigeria. Girls’ education is paramount to the national growth and societal development in Nigeria. However, achieving education for all Nigerian girls, the... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2015

Principals’ Administrative Skills for Secondary Schools in Plateau State, Nigeria

This study investigated the necessary skills needed by principals in the effective administration of schools at secondary school level. The issue of poor academic performance of students in Nigeria could be attributed to poor administrative skills... More
Report Year of Publication 2015

Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015: Forces of educational policy change since 2000 in Nigeria

Authors Adediran, S.
The return to civil/democratic rule in Nigeria and the need to promote the process of national integration coming on the heels of a major international education initiative in Dakar in 2000 provided the platforms for the formulation and... More
Government Report Year of Publication 2004

Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act, 2004

Authors Nigeria, F.R.O.
This Act provides for compulsory, free universal basic education for all children of primary and junior secondary school age in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It further seeks to provide punishment for parents for failing to comply with its... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teachers’ Perception of the new Nine-Year Basic Education Mathematics Curriculum in Nigeria

The study investigated the perception of primary and junior secondary mathematics teachers on the new nine-year basic education mathematics curriculum in Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study and the participants were two... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012


The study was aimed to provide empirical documentation of the perceptions of teachers and school heads regarding the contributions of parents’ teachers association, non-governmental organizations and community based organizations in the management... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2013


This paper investigated Teacher Motivation for Educational Transformation in Abia State, South-East Nigeria. It was a descriptive survey. A sample of 500 teachers representing 10% of a population of 5008 was selected. A 2-part, 20-item, 4-point... More
Report Year of Publication 2014 EDOREN publication

Education data in Nigerian national household survey data: Review of survey reports and evidence from microdata

Authors Mezger, C.

This report examines published results, metadata, and microdatasets from recent surveys and administrative data collections covering education indicators in Nigeria. It aims to determine: whether published estimates of key indicators are... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Class Size Pressure: an Impediment to Teachers’ Work Quality

The study examined the influence of class size pressure on the quality of work performed by secondary school teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria. The design adopted for the study was Ex-post Facto. One research question and one hypothesis were... More

Report Year of Publication 2014 EDOREN publication

Education data from Nigerian Household Surveys: Research Summary 01

Authors Rai, S.
This Research Summary outlines the approach, findings and recommendations of a review of education data collected from national household surveys in Nigeria. The review assessed the comparability of published survey data and the extent to which it... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2014

Attitunal Problems Towards the Learning of English Language in Some Selected Secondary School in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria

This work examined the attitudinal problems toward learning of English language in some secondary schools in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Sixty-six (66) respondents comprising of... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2003

Business Teacher Education in Nigeria: Projecting a New Direction

In about three and a half decades since its introduction, Business Teacher Education has made a modest impact on the teaching profession in Nigeria. However, effort to improve its standard and quality seems to have been slowed down by a number of... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Assessing the Impact of Examination Malpractices on the Measurement of Ability in Nigeria

Authors Emaikwu, S.Oche

The purpose of this research work was to assess the impact of examination malpractices on the measurement of ability in Nigeria. The design of this study is survey research. A sample of 300 students and 100 lecturers randomly selected from four... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

The Influence of Environmental and Personal Factors on Kawaras State Secondary Schools Student's Educational Outcome

Authors AbdullahI, O.E.

This study concerned the influence of environmental and personal factors on Kwara State Secondary School Students’ educational outcome. Using the responses from a sample of 750 students in randomly selected Junior Secondary School from each of... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Policy and Practice of Special Education: Lessons and Implications for Education Administration from Two Countries

Over 10% or 650 million people around the world live with disabilities of which 150 million of them are children. International conventions, pronouncements, and declarations have greatly influenced governmental policies and practices on the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Affective and Cognitive Characteristics of Nigerian Student-Teachers: Towards Developing an Effective Teacher Education Framework

The study analyzes the affective and cognitive traits of teacher trainees in higher educational institutions in Nigeria. This is with the view to develop an effective teacher education framework by using inputs from the trainees, in-service... More

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
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