History of Nigeria Education Lecture Note

History of education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria is overseen by the Ministry of Education. Local authorities take responsibility for implementing state-controlled policy regarding public education and state schools. The education system is divided into Kindergarten, Primary education, Secondary education and Tertiary education. History of education in Nigeria is therefore a study of the past that focuses on educational issues. These include education systems, institutions, theories, themes and other related phenomena.


Learners will learn the following at the end of this course using this lecture note or course material:

  • African Traditional Education
  • European or Christian Education
  • Islamic Education
  • Education in Nigeria
  • Primary education
  • Promotional examinations
  • Tertiary education
  • International education

When you study the past, you are able to understand the process of education and how it evolved up to the present. This helps you to combat future educational challenges. You can get All-In-One Educational Course as a PDF file in your device.

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Education in Nigeria

Author: Uncle Pat

Today, adult literacy has been estimated to be over 78 percent for men and 64 percent for women. These statistics were made based on estimate literacy in English. That excludes the literacy in Arabic among northern Muslims. It is therefore not erroneous to call Nigeria a nation dominated with educated persons. Prior to Nigeria’s independence, […]

Tertiary and International Education

Author: Uncle Pat

With the introduction of the 6-3-3-4 system of education in Nigeria, the recipient of the education would spend six years in primary school, three years in junior secondary school, three years in senior secondary school, and four years in a tertiary institution. The six years spent in primary school and the three years spent in […]