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Academic Leadership Journal

Abstract

Secondary schools in Nigeria operate within the guidelines provided by the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981, revised 1989 (Federal Government of Nigeria, 1989). This document stipulates the objectives of secondary education, the caliber of teachers to teach in them and their qualifications, as well as the curriculum content and methodology to be employed. It is frightening, however, to mention that in spite of the provision in the NPE, lots of problems still hinder secondary school education development in Nigeria. These include among others: acute shortage of the employability of professionally qualified teachers and the recruitment of unqualified and untrained people into teaching.

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