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Our Functions

  • Policy making and implementation: The Ministry is saddled with the responsibility of the development and implementation of policy on education.
  • Overall coordination: The Ministry is responsible for the control and management of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) basic, senior secondary, vocational and technical education.
  • Approval, regulation and monitoring of private education institutions.
  • Inspection of private and public schools for quality control and education standards.

Vehicles For Carrying Out Our Functions

In compliance with the National policy on education, we run a free and compulsory Universal Basic Education in addition to providing free senior secondary education through:

  • Statutory administrative and professional directorates in the Ministry such as;
  • Finance and Administration
  • Accounts
  • Policy Planning Research and Statistics
  • Basic Educational Services
  • Private Education and Special Programmes
  • Curriculum Services
  • Examinations Board
  • Science and Technology
  • Education Resource Centre
  • Inspectorate
  • Projects
  • Multilingual Centre.