Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa the capital city is Abuja.
Estimated population | 149,229,090 |
Languages | English, Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba and other languages |
Illiteracy | 19,9 % men and 35,9 % women |
Literacy | 75.7% men and 60.6% women(2003 est.) |
Key exports | Petroleum |
GDP total | 292.682 millions of US $ |
GDP per hab. | 2.035 US $ |
Expenditure on Education | 0,6 % of GDP |
Data from “The State of the World 2009”, guardian.co.uk and “CIA World Factbook”.
Nigeria is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo)18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
A large youth population is inimical to improving schools in Nigeria. And while literacy rates are encouraging, primary and secondary school enrollment is poor, especially for girls. Because of the correlation between increased female education and reduced fertility rates, higher primary and secondary school enrollment rates for girls is needed topromote a healthy and stable demographic (UNICEF).
Nigeria provides free, government-supported education, but attendance is not compulsory at any level. The education system consists of six years of primary school and they graduate with a school-leaving certificate. Then students spend six years in Secondary School. At the end of three years, they take the Junior Secondary School exam (JSS exam)which is a qualifying exam for Senior Secondary School. Teachers are Federal Government employees. They at the Federal Government schools possess a Bachelors degree in Education or in a particular subject area,
A maximum of nine and a minimum of seven subjects are registered for the examination by each student with Mathematics and English Language taking as compulsory.
Duration ofundergraduate programs in Nigerian Universities depends largely on the program of study. Nigeria Universities are generally grouped into: a) First Generation Universities. b) Second Generation Universities c) Third Generation Universities d) State Universities e) Private Universities.
Nowadays the Federal Government of Nigeria has adopted education as an instrument for national development, that’s why thegovernment has majority control of university education.
MATERIALS DESIGN FOR NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
(Neville J.H. Grant)
In this article some problems of English Language-learning materials are discussed. It’s easier to teach, and to examine, usage, than it’s to do the same with regard to use. Our problem then was to teach both. Bamgbose emphasizes the role of English ineducation this in effect means that the Nigerian child’s access to the cultural and scientific, knowledge of the world is largely through English.
The objectives Of English at Secondary level are: to enable students to acquire sufficient proficiency in the four language skills areas of English, to communicate in all social situations, to equip students with a brandof English with is acceptable and intelligible, to reinforce cognitive affective and psycho motor process as are thought necessary for an educated person, to enable the students to pass West African examination Council’s “O” Level.
To decide what kind of material to use, it was necessary to take into account a number of factors: a) The Students: There is a diversity of students so it’s importantto devise materials. b) The Teachers: Teacher felt and that they aren’t very valued so state ministry encourages them to improve the quality ET education offered. c) The Syllabuses: Most of the syllabuses have in any case been overtaken by the swift pace of events by the massive expansion in education and by the restructuring of Nigerian secondary education. d) Financial: Teachers are very much...