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Report Year of Publication 2007

Assessment of Violence against Children at the Basic Education Level in Nigeria

The purpose of the study was to establish baseline data on the situation of violence against children in Basic Education in Nigeria. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of the various types of violence... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Teaching/Learning of Physics in Nigerian Secondary Schools: the Curriculum Transformation, Issues, Problems and Prospects

Authors Adeyemo, S.A.

This article presents the comprehensive progression of teaching and learning of physics in Nigerian Senior secondary schools since inception in the nineteenth century. Specifically, the paper discusses the origin of science education in Nigeria,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Emerging Issues on the Universal Basic Education Curriculum in Nigeria: Implication for the Science and Technology Component

Authors Danmole, B.T.

The Universal Basic Education (UBE) which was formally launched in 1999 is an educational reform programme of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The UBE is to provide a universal, free, compulsory and continuous 9 year education programme. In line... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

On the Contribution of Biliteracy to Reading Proficiency

Authors kebukola, F.

Conflicting evidence on the development of biliteracy and its effect on the academic achievement of bilinguals demand that the component skills of reading such as phonology, orthography and comprehension must be carefully assessed in both first... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Language of Instruction and Interaction Patterns in Pre-Primary Classrooms in Nigeria

The study sought to investigate how pre school teachers and their pupils interact during instruction in numeracy lessons in Nigeria. The sample consisted of 2859 pupils from 72 pre-primary institutions/classrooms (select - ed through stratified... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Challenges Facing the Administration of Educational Assessment Measures at the Secondary School Level in Nigeria

This study examined some of the challenges posed to the authentic assessment and measurement procedures as a policy tool in the Nigerian education system, particularly, the acceptability and universality of common assessment of secondary school... More

Report Year of Publication 2010

School Census Follow up Survey Report

Authors Antoninis, M.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

The Imperatives of Information and Communication Technology for Teachers in Nigeria Higher Education

The pace of change brought about by new technologies has had a significant effect on the way people live, work, and play worldwide. New and emerging technologies challenge the traditional process of teaching and learning, and the way education is... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

The Schoolchild with Hearing Disability and Nigerian Special Education Provisions

This study presents a review on the special education provisions for the Nigerian schoolchild with hearing disability. Going by what obtains presently in the special education programmes in Nigeria, it is apparent that the same child would hardly... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Comparative Study of Kwara State Secondary School Students’ Study Habits in English Language: Implication for Counselling

The thrust of the study was to compare Kwara State Secondary School Students’ study habits in English using some variables in their home-background and personal factors so as to examine the implication for counseling purposes. About 200 male and... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2011

Teacher Development Needs Analysis

This paper reports on a study into the professional working knowledge of teachers in Nigeria. Teachers in five ESSPIN States (Kwara 1 , Lagos, Jigagwa, Kano and Kaduna) were subjected to a number of tasks designed to profile their knowledge in... More

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