TEACHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE-LONG EDUCATION

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Northeast Normal University

MASTERS PROGRAM
FACAULTY OF EDUCATION

RESEARCH ON TEACHER EDUCATION
TOPIC: TEACHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE-LONG EDUCATION

LECTURER: PROF. RAO CONG-MAN et al
PRESENTER: DIDAM BANENAT
DATE: JUNE, 2013.

CONTENTS
An overview of Nigeria
Introduction
Educational Structure of Nigeria
Management of the Educational System
Genesis of Teacher Education in Nigeria
Colleges of Education in Nigeria
The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE)
The National Teachers’ Institution (NTI) Kaduna
Lifelong Education
Policy and Practice vis-à-vis Lifelong Education
Lifelong Teacher Education Model
The Challenges to Teacher Education
Suggestions for
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Management of the Educational System
Education in Nigeria is the shared responsibility of the federal, state and local governments. The Federal Ministry of Education plays a dominant role in regulating the education sector, engaging in policy formation and ensuring quality control. However, the federal government is more directly involved with tertiary education than it is with school education, which is largely the responsibility of state (secondary) and local (primary) governments. The education sector is divided into three sub-sectors: basic (nine years), post-basic/senior secondary (three years), and tertiary (four to seven years, depending on the major or course of study). Education in Nigeria is provided by public and private institutions. Education is placed on the concurrent legislative list in the 1999 constitution that provides the legal framework for educational management in Nigeria. This implies that both Federal and State governments have legislative jurisdiction and corresponding functional responsibilities with respect to education. By this arrangement, a few functions are exclusively assigned to the Federal or State government, most of the functions and responsibilities are in fact shared by the three tiers of government. Statutorily, the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) is at the apex of the regulation and management of education in the country and to discharge this mandate, the ministry is

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