International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 211

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of post primary teachers’ utility of the due process of law in academic dismissal in Nigeria

E. D. Nakpodia
Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 April 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


This paper focused on the utility of the due process of law by teachers as a protection and corrective measures on academic dismissal in Nigerian post primary schools. It reviewed how ‘right’ and ‘due process’ are related as well as the essence of the due process in considering the crucial aspect of law by reviewing statutes, laws, edicts and decrees to improve some problematic areas faced by teachers in the teaching profession. This approach did not only ensure and allow harmony, peace and promote respect for each individual’s right in the teaching profession but, also ensured satisfaction among teachers. In view of the technicality of the term ‘due process’, experts who are lawyers, judges and trained administrators read and interpret this term without difficulty. However, the layman can be kept well above water to know the essence of due process by simply following the definition and explanations provided. ‘Due process’ is subdivided into three areas which include constitutional, procedural and substantive due process.


Key words: Due process, academic dismissal, Nigerian post primary schools.