Foreword by the Hon. Minister of Education

Foreword by the Hon. Minister of Education

Welcome to the official Open Education Data portal of the Federal Ministry of Education. The Open Education Data Project is a reservoir for all information regarding education indices in Nigeria, and it is designed to address the need for official data requirements of state governments, agencies, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and the general public.


States, local governments, businesses and individuals can use open data to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits. Education datasets are particularly necessary for planning social programmes targeted at youths, entrepreneurship, and skills development. Labour and employment strategies can be further enhanced through verifiable information provided by this project.
Users can browse through the institutions in Nigeria, ranging from federal to state and local governments; they can research gender distribution, number of teachers, universities and polytechnics. They can peruse performance data in Nigeria, thematically broken down, student enrolment and much more. The project will progressively add more datasets to provide the capability for data analysis and study.


The Open Education Data Project is made possible through the cooperative effort of the 23 education agencies which include UBEC, NECO, JAMB and NABTEB, TETFund, NUC, NBTE, NTI, TRCN and NCCE to name a few. All information on the site is made publicly available by the Federal Ministry of Education.


The collaboration between the departments of the ministry spearheaded by ICT Department in achieving the Open Education Data Project is commendable.

 

Adamu Adamu

Hon. Minister of Education