The Role of Physical Education Instructors Towards Effective Sports Management in Nigeria Primary Schools

Ugwu Jude Ikechukwu, Ben Ohuruogu, Ogazi Precious Chioma, Ibe Ijeoma Maria Assumpta


The paper focused on physical education from pre-colonial time to present day in Nigeria and recommended some changes to remedy observed problems encountered in physical education in the past. The post-independence curriculum reform movements led to the 1969 curriculum conferences which prescribed better diversified curriculum, and recommended the inclusion of physical education as an instructional subject especially in primary schools. The National Policy on education 1977 revised in 1981 recognized the status of physical education instructors, and identified quality and benefits of teaching physical education especially in primary schools and it also addresses physical education instructor’s roles for effective management of sports, official code of conduct including various steps to be adopted for successful physical education activities in our schools. Finally, the paper recommended some of the following for the good conduct of physical education activities, in our schools such as creating enough time for physical education and sports in the school timetable and curriculum, and provision of adequate resources such as facilities, equipment as this will help to influence the attitudes of the students towards sports participation.

Keywords: National Policy on Education, Physical Education, Primary School, Instructors

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-24-06

Publication date: August 31st 2019


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