Assessment of the Nomadic Teachers’ Educational Qualifications and Availability of Infrastructural Facilities in the Implementation of Nomadic Education Programme in Zamfara State, Nigeria


  • B. H. Abdullahi Shinkafi Local Government Education Authority, Zamfara State
  • A. Guga Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria


Nomadic Teachers’ Educational Qualifications, Infrastructural Facilities, Nomadic Education Programme


This study assessed the nomadic teachers’ educational qualifications and availability of
infrastructural facilities in the implementation of Nomadic Education Programme in Zamfara
State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two specific objectives among which is: to determine
the qualifications of teachers implementing the Nomadic Education Programme in Nomadic
Primary Schools in of Zamfara State. Two research questions and hypotheses were
formulated. The Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The total population of
the study was 737 comprising 102 head teachers, 588 Nomadic teachers and 47 quality
assurance officers. The sample size for this study was 248 respondents. Data were collected
using a structured questionnaire, data collected were analysed using mean and standard
deviation to answer the research questions whileKruskal-Wallis H test was used to test all the
hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that most of the nomadic
school teachers were not qualified to teach for the implementation of the nep in Zamfara
State, among others. The study concluded that implementation of Nomadic education
programme in Zamfara state was generally low. It was recommended that government should
employ qualified nomadic education teachers to teach in the nomadic schools irrespective of
where they come from.