n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act : any lesson for Nigerian education system?

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law in the United States on January 8, 2002, during the administration of President George W. Bush, to mandate annual testing of students in all 50 states with the objective of improving their test score. The Act has since captured the attention of the general public, and has become a major concern for teachers as well as students as it is being used as an accountability measure for teachers and schools. The relentless debates over the Act have split the society in half: opponents and proponents. This paper examines the perspectives of the proponents and opponents of the Act and to consider whether the Nigerian Education System has any lesson to learn from the Act. This paper concludes with some policy recommendations.

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