The National Education System & the Classification of Educational Institutions

The Role of the Minister

Under the Federal Constitution, legislative and executive authority on education rests wholly with the federal government. Sections 8 and 9 of the Act confer on the Minister power to give directions to officers appointed under the provisions of the Act, not inconsistent with the Act, on all matters that affect the National Education Policy. Besides the sections mentioned, there are other sections that impose a duty on the minister with regard to the provision of the different levels of education within the National Education System (NES).