About NIP

About National Intervention Project on Primary Education in Nigeria

Achieving Primary Education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria is overseen by the Ministry of Education. The education system is divided into Kindergarten, Primary education, Secondary education and Tertiary education.

Problems of Primary Education in Nigeria:
  1. 1. Lack of experienced and adequate teachers.
  2. 2. Lack of proper management of primary schools
  3. 3. Lack of teachers training
  4. 4. Lack of proper inspection routine to primary schools by relevant authorities
  5. 5. Lack of appropriate implementation of primary education policy
  6. 6. Neglect of Education by the Foreign Rule
  7. 7. Political Problems
  8. 8. Lack of Practical Knowledge in Administrative Policies
  9. 9. Lack of Teachers
  10. 10. Shortage of Funds
  11. 11. Defective Educational Administration
  12. 12. Unsatisfactory Teaching Standard
  13. 13. Defective Curriculum
  14. Primary education should provide the learner with opportunities to:
    1. 1. acquire literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills.
    2. 2. enjoy learning and develop desire to continue learning.
    3. 3. develop ability for critical thinking and logical judgment.
    4. 4. appreciate and respect the dignity of work.
      Problems and Prospects of Primary Education in Nigeria

      Primary education is the aspect of the basic education offered to every child of school age say, between the ages 4 to 11. It is the foundation of education, where children are prepared for post primary education and tertiary education. At this level of education pupils is taught the basic skills of learning, and it is at this level of education that pupils are expected to acquire the literacy that will prepare them for the next level of education.

      At the primary school education level, there are requirements, such that will help fast-racked the goal of primary education. The education system is expected to work in collaboration with the parents and guardians, possibly with the communities with a view to meet the overall objective of basic education in Nigeria. In recognition of the important of primary education in Nigeria, there was a need for the system to be fortified with the necessary facilities to help facilitates the goal of primary education in Nigeria. In meeting this objective, institutions were established to oversee the operations and functions of primary education in Nigeria.

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Alh. M. A. Mohammed
Ibrahim Aminu Trader
Executive Director/CEO
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President
Mohammadu Buhari
President FRN