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ERIC Number: EJ907562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
The Production of Quality Teachers to Boost the Efficiency of Nigeria's Education System
Ayodele, J. B.; Akindutire, I. O.
Research in Education, v81 n1 p43-52 May 2009
All nations are desirous of quality education to engineer and consolidate their developmental process. Since teachers implement education policy and programmes, they exert great influence on the quality of the educational output. Teacher training institutions and programmes designed for the education of teachers have been on the increase since colonial days. Yet despite the efforts of the Nigerian government to ensure high-quality education, unqualified teachers are still employed and many primary-school teachers do not possess minimal qualifications. Although the colleges of education and the government-owned universities are training professional teachers, private universities pay little or no attention to the professional training of teachers. This article examines the implications of supplying quality teachers to institutionalise the teaching profession in Nigeria. In addition, qualified and unqualified teachers alike should be exposed to scientifically and technologically based professional development opportunities with a view to enhancing their skill and competence in the process of instructional delivery. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria