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Staff development policies, programmes and facilities for teacher education in Nigeria.

Oyebade, S.A.

Abstract:
This study assesses the policies, programmes and facilities for training and re-training teachers in Nigeria. Specifically, it highlights the nature, rationale, programmes and facilities available for pre and in – service (mature) teacher education programmes in Nigeria. The study reviews the modes, principles, methods, structure and management of in - service training programme before delving into its prospects and problems. It reports that there is: (i) a phenomenal influx of immature, non teacher, non worker applicants with prerequisite Ordinary Level grades despite being “JAMB rejects”; (ii) high response to in-service training courses even as general interest in the teaching profession is waning; and (iii) admission of reluctant applicants. Principal among the problems are overpopulated classes, stressful teaching and examination schedules, health hazards and deaths of teacher trainees in addition to shortage of teaching, library and boarding facilities. The study recommends that despite their shortcomings, teacher education development programmes in the institutions should be rejuvenated so as to improve on quality and relevance. Among other things, it recommends rigorous selection processes, matching of admissions with available resources, effective monitoring of teaching and learning processes, school practice and evaluation processes and prompt sanctioning of unethical practices among students and staff to ensure high standards, innovations and best practices in facilitating teacher education policies and programmes in Nigerian teacher-training institutions.

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Document Title: Staff development policies, programmes and facilities for teacher education in Nigeria.
Institution: Kampala International University KIU
City and Country: Kampala, Uganda


Date:2008
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Staff Training, Teacher Training, Nigeria, Teaching Materials, Teaching Quality, Teacher Development, In-Service Training, Training Policies


File Size:72 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:22 December 2009


Oyebade, S.A. (2008). Staff development policies, programmes and facilities for teacher education in Nigeria. a research paper