TRCN PQE Syllabus: History of Education – PQE 001


PQE 001: History of Education
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
History of
traditional and
Education in
Nigeria and
their impact on
present system of Education in Nigeria
Concept and Rationale of
History of Education; History of Ancient Greek and Roman Education; African Traditional Education; Islamic Education in Nigeria; Onset of Western Education in Nigeria; Nigerian Education after Independence in 1960; Evolution of primary and Junior Secondary Education in Nigeria.
National Policy on
Education; etc. Traditional African Education, its functionality and relationship with modern education.
Brief account of the Early Greek and Roman Education in the Western World.
Introduction of Christian Missionary/Western Education to Nigeria: Covering the pre-colonial through the
Independence to the present time.
Origin and development of Islamic Education in Nigeria.
Current issues in
Nigerian Education: The
6-3-3-4 system; the prospects and constraints of the PPP – Public Private Partnership – model in the ownership and control of education; etc.
A survey of education
history from the ancient time to date; Ancient Western and traditional African education systems; Global contemporary education practices; History of Education in Nigeria; Significant landmarks in the emergence, development and growth of higher education in Nigeria.
Educational development in
Nigeria with emphasis on
the evolution of current
educational policies and
practices. Traditional,
Islamic and modern systems
of education in Nigeria. The
role of educational supervisory commissions in policy making. The
National Policy on Education and the Nigerian Constitution.
Appraising Nigeria‟s
general educational
challenges and proposing
remedies in the context of historical lessons and experiences of Nigeria and other countries.


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