Ways to improve quality of education in Nigeria

Education is the “pillar of development and determinant of technological, political and socio-economic growth and development of nation any”. Whoever becomes the Minister of Education in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration must hit the ground running as there is a lot of work to do in this sector.

The ministries of education must provide adequate infrastructure such as electricity, pipe borne water; class room blocks/lecture halls in our schools. Our schools’ laboratories, workshops and vocational centres should be adequately equipped with the necessary modern facilities. As this cannot be achieved by the government all alone, there is need for all stakeholders as well as corporate bodies to support in executing such projects. Current and relevant textbooks and internet facilities should be provided in our schools to allow for easy teaching and learning.

One of the many ways to improve falling standard of education in the country is to return our schools, especially secondary schools, to the missionaries. Since the foundation of a child’s education is built from the primary and secondary schools, there is an urgent need to return schools at those levels to the missionaries. When our schools were run by the missionaries, the standard obtained then was equal to the standards obtainable in any part of the globe. The government should in the interest of our educational development return our schools to their original owners- missionaries.

The quality of teachers/lecturers in our schools across the board today is nothing to write home about, as many of them are employed  on the basis of “who you know” at the expense of merit. To check the quality of teachers/lecturers in our schools, the government as well as education stakeholders in the private institutions must embark on the conduct of periodic test and screenings for teachers to ascertain the quality of education they impart to our students. Teachers and lecturers should be encouraged to improve on their teaching skills and academic qualifications in order to meet current global teaching standards. Training and retraining exercises should also be organized for them to acquaint them with the use of computers and relevant teaching tools.

Another way to improve our educational standard is through regular review of our schools’ curricula to accommodate new topics. Topics bordering on entrepreneurial and computer skills should be included. Subjects that teach creativity and innovativeness should be introduced across the board in educational institutions.

Last but not least is the welfare package of teachers. Money and good working environment are two major motivating factors for workers. Therefore, good teaching environment should be provided for them and their salaries paid as and when due. There should be a system in place to reward hardworking teachers/lecturers and punish the lazy ones. It should also be noted that regular review of teachers/lecturers salaries will help put an end to incessant strikes in our schools.


  1. Frank Life1 month agoReply

    Story, of all the debate, talks, seminar etc just this year the minister of educate map out millions of naira for headquarter building and I ask what happen to the old once

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      He has embezzled the money, so selfish of our leaders

    • Olisemedua Agetua1 month ago

      These things should be on the ground before the doors are opened for lectures to commensed.

  2. Elohor kindness1 month agoReply

    To me if the school are all equipped with the right thing and they also do lots of practicals it will help the education section

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      Yes and a well qualified teachers will play a vital role

  3. CosCom Inc1 month agoReply

    Another way to improve our educational standard is through regular review of our schools’ curricula to accommodate new topics.

  4. Okoi Ibor1 month agoReply

    Another way to improve our educational standard is through regular review of our schools’ curricula to accommodate new topics.

  5. Happiness Ugochi1 month agoReply

    Good points on improving educational sectors in Nigeria. Do not forget that the lecturers and teachers need to be paid inorder to teach well.

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      That is what killing Nigeria for now ,teachers are not paid on time

    • bestman julius1 month ago

      Increase in salaries of both teachers and lecturers will not help the educational system

  6. Ajamu Samuel1 month agoReply

    Good points on improving educational sectors in Nigeria. Do not forget that the lecturers and teachers need to be paid in order to teach well.

  7. Emenajiyovwi Owin Peter1 month agoReply

    Warefare of teachers is very important i see no reason why those that sit in the government house doing nothing are receiving millions of naira why those who made their foundation for them are neglected. Think of this

  8. mirian onuoha1 month agoReply

    The govt know all these,is just DAT they are selfish

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      Can you imagine ,teachers teaches but collect the lowest salary

  9. Rasheed Tunde1 month agoReply

    Lolz
    Do you want to be teaching an old dog a new trick?,Our leaders knows all this better than we do but they will never put what they know into practice, they will rather work on how they will be able to embezzle money than to use all those methods to improve our education system

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      Na true our leaders are selfish all they know is their family

  10. yahaya safiya1 month agoReply

    Education is very important so it should be considered as priority. Anything that is priority deserves lots of sacrifices. Teachers truly deserve reasonable package

    • Ismail Muhammed1 month ago

      I swear teachers they try ooo, I can’t teach self

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