ERIC Number: ED060316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Nigeria's Need for a Federal Inspectorate of Schools: A Preliminary Study.
Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos (Nigeria).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report partly based on a round-table discussion between an expert from the United Kingdom and the Chief Inspectors of all the states of the Federation, and partly based on consultations with state ministries of education. It was virtually impossible for any of the twelve states to provide an adequate inspectorate of their own because of the lack of trained personnel. National unity and the raising of educational standards requires a Federal inspectorate. The Federal Government had been sending out advisers to the states occasionally, but this has been inadequate. The report recommends that a beginning should be made with the establishment of a Federal inspectorate with adequate funding; that the Federal Government should enter into formal discussion on the matter with each state and the Nigerian Union of Teachers; that machinery should be set up as soon as possible for the selection of a nucleus group, and recruitment. The whole question should also be referred to the legal department for advice. The functions of the Federal inspectorate should be advisory only. The inspectorate should include experts in elementary education methods. The professional relationship between the state inspectors and the federal inspectors should be one of mutual trust and esteem. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Professional Personnel, Secondary Schools, Teacher Role
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos (Nigeria).