Demand and Supply of Teachers for Primary Schools in the 21 st Century in Nigeria

Abstract:

How to ensure Nigerians have access to Universal Basic Education has often attracted the attention of some States and Federal Government of Nigeria since 1955. Several factors, bordering on supply of teachers, facilities, finance have constrained implementation of well fashioned policies. Demand and supply of Teachers for primary schools have serious consequences on the implementation of primary school education in Nigeria. This paper, therefore, explores the demand and supply of Teachers for primary schools in the 21 st century in Nigeria especially with the introduction of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria and attempts to ensure the attainment of United Nations Millennium Development Goals and Education For All (EFA) by the year 2015.