ERIC Number: ED265264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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A Brief Account of School Inspection in Nigeria.
Palmer, William P.
This paper describes the policies and practices of school inspection in Nigeria. The first section discusses the school inspection system from 1954 to 1967. In 1954, Nigeria was given a new constitution which divided the country into regions, each of which was responsible for education in its own area. School inspection was managed on a regional basis, with a mixed record of idealism, efficiency, and ineffectiveness. The next section considers school inspection after the splitting of Nigeria into many small states in 1967. One of the major problems inspectors faced was inappropriate, outdated, or non-existent education law. To date the country's education law has still not been made uniform or centralized. Next, patterns of educational administration are discussed. The country's two basic forms of school administration are identified with the two sources of the Nigerian educational system, and differ in the degree to which control is held by state or local officials. Finally, the role of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Inspectorate is described. Federal and State inspectors have different roles, with Federal inspectors less involved in administration and more involved in classroom evaluation. Relations between the two levels have generally been good. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria