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Policies Survey notes:

In Nigeria, the National Teachers’ Institute presented a memorandum entitled Promoting the Use of OER for Quality HE Delivery in 2011, and it was expected that this will be ratified in 2012.
The respondent to Policies Survey from Nigeria, commenting upon obstacles to the adoption of OER, noted "Lack of awareness of OER, digital illiteracy, lack of OER skills (for production and use) and poor ICT infrastructure."


Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital city is Abuja and its largest city is Lagos. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of around 148,000,000. Its official language is English, with Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Edo as recognised regional languages.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Nigeria.

Education in Nigeria

For a general description of education in Nigeria see Education:Nigeria.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Nigeria.

Quality procedures

Internet in Nigeria

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Nigeria

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Nigeria

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

A national review of the Nigerian Certificate in Education, the predominant pre-service teaching qualification, identified the need for the new curriculum to focus on active teaching skills and their development in the classroom. The National Commission for Colleges of Education, in collaboration with TESSA, is incorporating TESSA activities and case studies into the new curriculum to respond to these needs. Individual Colleges of Education, delivering this programme on-campus, will have access to the full set of TESSA materials in addition to TESSA activities and case studies set out in the national curriculum. (1)

The delivery of TESSA audio materials through an institutional radio station in Nigeria was being explored in 2008. (1) Success unknown.


1. "Building an Effective ‘Open Education Resource’ (OER) Environment for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The TESSA Experience" by Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, 2008 (


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