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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 2 (1), pp. 007-012, January 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: GJER1208


State of Nigerian Secondary Education and the Need for Quality Sustenance


Gbenu, J. P.



Educational Management Department, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria.


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The paper x-rayed the state of Nigerian educational system with interest on secondary education. While pointing out that both human and material resources were inadequate and those available dilapidated, the paper emphasized on the need to adopt basic, general, technical and vocational education with quality maintained and sustained as experience has shown in developed countries like Britain, New Zealand, Germany, among others. To maintain and sustain quality, the paper suggested indices such as students’ capacity and motivation to learn in relation to curriculum and subjects to be leant, qualified teachers as recommended, availability of requisite tools for teaching and learning, expected net effects of all the inputs on the students (academic, moral, spiritual, cultural values, etc), manageable teacher-students ratios, among others. To maintain quality in Nigerian schools has often been faced with challenges such as lack of trained supervisors, inadequate facilities for teachers, poor remuneration, teachers’ poor attitude to work, lack of adequate statistical compilation in the school system among others. The paper then suggested prompt addressing of these issues to guarantee good quality education system in line with the nation’s and students’ aspirations.
Key words: human resources; non-human resources and quality.

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