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The Nigerian education sector has truly come of age. In-spite of the many challenges, it has continued to wax stronger by the days, providing quality education for Nigerians. Amongst the many achievements are the following:

A. Establishment of viable over 24 parastatals to manage, regulate and fund various levels of education in the country, namely:

National Universities Commission

National Commission for Colleges of Education

National Board for Technical Education.

National Institute for Nigeria Languages (NINL)
National Library of Nigeria (NLN)

National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
National Primary Education Commission (NPEC)
National Teachers Institute (NTI)

Nigeria Arabic Language Village (NALV)

Nigeria Education Bank (NEB)

Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

Education Trust Fund (ETF)

Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB)

National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM)

National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB)

West African Examination Council (WAEC)

National Commission for Mass Literacy (NCME)

National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE)

National Examinations Council (NECO)

National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

Nigeria French Language Village (NFLV)

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)

B. Growth in the Number of both public and private Universities, namely:

25 Federal Universities

35 State universities

41 Private Universities

C Growth in the number of colleges and polytechnics over time to well over in number at the moment, namely:

A. 60 Colleges of Education

21 Federal

38 State and

1 private

B. 62 Polytechnics

22 Federal

38 State
12 Private

C. 36 Colleges of Agriculture

17 Federal

19 State.

D. 50 Colleges of Health Technology

9 Federal
40 State.

1 private.

E. 132 Technical Colleges

19 Federal

110 State.

3 private.

F. 70 Schools of Nursing

G. 8 Schools of Psychiatric Nursing

H. 66 Schools of Midwifery

I. 27 Monotechnics and Specialized Institutions

23 Federal

2 State.

2 private.

J. Over 38 Vocational Training Institutions

K. 29 Training institutes

L. 66 Research Institutes

M. Over 14 Examination bodies

N. Over 86 professional bodies

Growth in the number of primary and Secondary Schools and in enrollment.

Primary School enrollment to over 20 million

Secondary school enrollment to over 5.4 million

O. Growth in the skill base of the nation

P. Production of the requisite manpower for industries and the public sector

Education Statistics of Nigeria

Source: UNICEF, DIVISION OF Policy and practice, Statistics and Monitoring Section www.childinfo.org., May 2008

Unesco Institute for Statistics


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