ERIC Number: ED343376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Nigeria. English Teaching Profile.
British Council, London (England).
The role of English in Nigeria, the de facto official language of government and administration, is discussed. The motivation for learning English remains high because it is recognized as prompting modernization and leading to white collar employment, higher social status, scholarships, and higher education. It is reported that the disappearance of British teachers and a shortage of competent Nigerian English teachers has adversely affected the general level of English proficiency in Nigeria and has become a matter of national concern. The role of English at all levels within the education system of Nigeria is given particular attention. The difficulty of providing uniform English instruction throughout the country, English as the medium of instruction, and the strengths and weaknesses of English teaching in Nigeria are discussed. Textbooks are recommended for different levels of education, and a description is provided of the development and planning of the education system. British Council support for the teaching of English in Nigeria is highlighted. A list of acronyms and a list of universities and colleges of education in Nigeria are appended. (VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England).
Identifiers: British Council; Nigeria