Inaugural lecture series / University of Benin
Philosophizing on the enigma called man: does education really matter
J. Nesin Omatseye
Reflections on becoming a teacher and the challenges of teacher education
John O. Afe
- In this lecture, the context and conditions of becoming a teacher from the time of being selected into the programme, through the process of training and being retained to teach are discussed within the framework of Teacher Education in Nigeria. First, the concepts and the history of teacher education are examined. Then, some critical issues as well as my personal research efforts on teacher education are discussed. Finally, recommendations for meeting the challenges of Teacher Education in Nigeria are made.
- 58 = SB
Educational planning: a turning point in education and development in Nigeria
J. A. Aghenta
- Education is the major issue in this lecture, it is followed by national development, which is its target, and Educational Planning which is the chief tool for getting to the target. Education had developed in Nigeria from 1842 to 1959 without the operators consciously directing it to national development but because of the new needs, new aspiration and new attitudes in an independent Nigeria; education was then directed towards national development. In the 60s all the efforts made to prepare the kind of education to serve the interest of National development failed because there was no effective method to do this. But in the 70s educational planning was discovered as an effective technique for preparing or planning an appropriate education for national development in terms of policies, programmes, enrolment, skill acquisition and manpower development.