ERIC Number: ED389688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Shortage of Science and Mathematics Teachers: A Nigerian Case Study. Science, Technology and Mathematics Education.
Bajah, S. T.
This report is a case study of the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in Nigeria. The paper begins with a discussion of the Nigerian educational system, including the place of science and mathematics in the school system, and the shortage of science and mathematics teachers. Programs undertaken to increase the number of science and mathematics teachers and the program outcomes are described. These include: a regional crash program for training Junior Science Masters; establishment of a national Emergency Science School to prepare sixth form students for university education; the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program, UPE teaching training institutions; Sandwich Associateship Programmes in University Institutes of Education; creation of special science schools in the states; introduction of remedial science programs at some universities; the "Winning More Students for Science" Program at Lagos State University; and several inservice training programs throughout the country. Also described are activities and products of a May, 1992, Regional Workshop in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in Nigeria organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Statistical graphs are included in appendices. (Contains 10 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers, Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Workshops
Commonwealth Secretariat, Education Programme, Human Resource Development Group, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, England SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Note: For related reports on Quality in Basic Education, see SP 036 329-334.