Education In Nigeria
The Ministry of
education looks after the education in Nigeria. It is the
duty of the local authorities to look after the education
imparted by the state at the regional level. Today the whole
world is witnessing a revolution and it is for a new world.
In this new world, education is the main priority of all.
Let us throw some light on the pattern of education in
Nigeria where the system is actually divided into many
spheres like kindergarten, primary, secondary, and tertiary
Primary level of
This stage actually
begins when the child is four years old and lasts for six
years. The curriculum includes subjects as English language,
mathematics, Islamic knowledge studies, and the Christian
religious knowledge. In addition to these, the discipline
also offers courses on computer, science subjects, fine
arts, and French as well. In order to get admission in the
state government schools and the private schools one has to
appear in the common entrance examination. One also has to
learn other foreign languages and culture as well. It is
deciphered that the Universal Basic Education Commission
really does monitor the primary education and the secondary
education .In fact; they had also free for every child.
Moreover, it is included in one of the rights that children
should be given proper education.
Secondary level of
Well the secondary
school is again divided in to two segments like the senior
secondary school and the junior secondary school. In each of
the levels, the students have to spend three years. You can
also see that the federal government provides funds to the
schools. Moreover, the teachers and the non-teaching staffs
all are the employees of the government. You can see that
the annual fees of the private secondary schools in Nigeria
are little bit expensive. However, these schools provide
better quality of education to the children; they are
equipped with modern tools and facilities. The teachers over
there are also qualified and possess a degree in the
particular area of interest.
Higher level of
education is actually monitored by the Federal government.
In order to take admission in the reputed universities in
Nigeria you have to sit for two exams and they have to
consider the cutoff marks. The students need to have
qualifying marks in the National certificate of education
and the national certificates. Those who have attained the
18 years of age can visit the universities and pursue other
Increase of good and
qualified students have imposed pressure on the state
government to allow them to open more universities because
the Federal Universities can no longer bear the pressure of
the pass out students. Therefore, the needs of the nation
and other technological forces have made the education
indispensable parts of life.
In order to provide
education that is more relevant the private organizations
are also investing in cooperation of the federal governments
to build a glorious future of the millions and in turn the
prosperity of the nation.