Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015: Forces of educational policy change since 2000 in Nigeria


The return to civil/democratic rule in Nigeria and the need to promote the process of national integration coming on the heels of a major international education initiative in Dakar in 2000 provided the platforms for the formulation and implementation of key educational policies in the country. Some challenges have been overcome while others that still need to be resolved include the need for government to: (i) allocate more resources to the education sector, (ii) curb corruption, ensure transparency and accountability in the education sector, (iii)restructure the sector to ensure that roles and responsibilities of different government agencies are clearly defined,(iv) recognise the key role of private providers in the education delivery system, (v) ensure that the policy formulation process is participatory, and (vii) minimise the politicisation of the post of the Minister of Education and reduce the high turnover of the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Education for effective policy implementation and continuity.