Abstract: Primary education is a foundational level of education that needs to be well funded, controlled and managed. Adequate provisions of education to the citizens contribute greatly to the socioeconomic development of the country. Therefore, good administration of primary level of education is required to foster national growth and development. The study thus examined the management of primary education in Nigeria from the colonial administration to date. It is therefore, observed that the management of this level of education has passed through different stages and different authorities exercised its control from time to time. It is being faced with many problems ranging from acute shortage of classroom spaces or over-crowded classrooms, shortage of teachers and equipment to under-funding.
A. Olaniyan David and E. Obadara Olabanji , 2008. A Critical Review of Management of Primary Education in Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 3: 411-419.