Educational Administration in Nigeria: Challenges and the Ways forward.

  • Ogunode Niyi Jacob
  • Atiga Terhemba
  • Godwin Ndubuisi
Keywords: Educational Administration, Basic, challenges, Secondary, higher education


This paper examined the challenges preventing effective educational administration in Nigeria. The paper used secondary data sourced through online and print materials. Inadequate funding, shortage of professional teachers, inadequate infrastructural facilities, corruption, insecurity, weak administrators, lack of data, policy instability, strike actions and brain-drain were identified as the challenges preventing effective educational administration in Nigeria. To address these administrative challenges, the paper  made the following suggestions: government should  increase the funding of education, employ more professional teachers, provide adequate infrastructural facilities, eliminate all forms of corruption in the educational system, work towards the provision of educational data regularly, ensure adequate security in all educational institutions, improve the welfare packages of teachers, appoint people with educational background as ministers and heads of educational institutions and ensure stability of educational policies and programmes.


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How to Cite
Jacob, O. N., Terhemba, A., & Ndubuisi, G. (2021). Educational Administration in Nigeria: Challenges and the Ways forward. Central Asian Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science, 2(8), 11-24. Retrieved from