Development of Teacher Education in Nigeria

Abstract:

This synopsis of the development of teacher education in Nigeria emphasizes the relative roles of the Christian missions and the colonial administration. The recommendation of two commissions (Phelps stokes and Ashby) and their implications to the development of teacher education in colonial Nigeria are also discussed. The paper assesses the available teacher training institutions in the country as at 1999 and recommends that more should be provided in the country to solve the acute shortage of teachers in the sector while teachers should reciprocate the recent upward review of wages and salaries by being more dedicated, devoted and committed to their jobs.