Global Educational Research Journal

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Internal Efficiency and the Challenge of Educational Management in Nigeria: A Critical Overview

Akor, Abbah Innocent




Accepted 20th February, 2022.


This paper examines the vital role educational managers play in ensuring that wastage in the school system is minimized by ensuring that human and material resources are efficiently managed to achieve educational goals and objectives. It defines Internal Efficiency, in a nutshell, as the ability of a teaching and learning institution to effectively graduate learners on completion of their academic programmes within a specified academic period. The paper attempts to identify the major factors responsible for the high rates of drop-out, repetition, expulsion and poor attitudes to education at all levels in Nigeria. The paper concludes that adequate human and material resources should be provided for the educational system in Nigeria to function effectively; and recommends, among others, that needs assessment exercises should be conducted routinely to evaluate policy formulation and implementation strategies in our school system. It also suggests that anti-corruption agencies should be fully engaged in the education sector to curb the high rate of corruption perpetrated, especially by political appointees.


Keywords: Internal efficiency, educational management, performance rates, repetition, drop-out,