International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

The extent of basic school teachers involvement in the national basic education reform in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria

Yusuf A.1*, Ajidagba U. A.1, Yusuf H. T.1, Olumorin C. O.1, Ahmed M. A.1, Salman M. F.1, Ibraheem T. O.1, Oniyangi S. O.1 and Yusuf N.2
  1Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. 2Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 23 March 2012
  •  Published: 30 June 2012



While acknowledging the epochal nature of the educational reforms introduced by the Obasanjo administration, especially at the basic educational level, it is important to note that teachers who are the major stake-holder, had not been properly carried along in the formulation and implementation of the reform. This study therefore, examined the extent of basic school teachers’ involvement in the reforms at the basic educational level in Nigeria. Findings in the study showed that the level of basic school teachers’ involvement in the reform was still very low. It was presumed that the reforms may not be successful without adequate enlightenment and involvement of teachers who are the grass root implementers of the education policy. The paper has suggested strategies towards enhancing teachers’ involvement in the successful implementation of the reforms of basic education in Ilorin, in particular, and other parts of the Nigeria in general.


Key words: Basic education, reform, teachers' involvement, adequate enlightenment.