The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) was established in 1989 by defunct Decree 41 now Nomadic Education Act, Cap N20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, to cater for the educational needs of the socially excluded, educationally disadvantaged and migrant groups in Nigeria. These segments of the population have serious limitations to equitable access to basic education through the conventional education system as a result of certain occupational and socio-cultural peculiarities. Out of the estimated 10.4 million migrant groups in Nigeria comprising pastoralists, migrant fisher folks and migrant farmers, about 5.1 million are children of school age of which only 578,374 are currently enrolled in schools. Arising from this, it can be seen that the participation of nomads in existing formal and non-formal basic education is abysmally low. Read More…

Our Vision

Commission's Vision

Integrating the nomads into the national life by providing them with relevant and functional basic education and improving their survival skills, levels of income and productivity.

Our Mission

Commission's Mission

To serve as a prime mover and work in concert with all stake-holders and providers of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria for the actualization of the nation’s Education.

Core Values

Commission's Core Values

The NCNE core values are Excellence in striving to provide a solid foundation of basic functional Education and exemplary character for the nomadic child.

Our Plans

Our Plans

The commission has devised a series of plans as follows:
• Long-term plans
• Mid-term plans
• Short-term plans
• One year strategic plan
Nomadic Schools
Enrollment as @2020

General Objectives of the Nomadic Education Programme.

  • Expose the nomadic child to the elementary forms of modern education;
  • Enable the nomadic child take part in the development of his immediate environment, in particular, and the country in general;
  • Make the nomadic child self-reliant to improve his living conditions, thus eliminating the hardships and constraints in his/her life;
  • Help him/her modernise his/her techniques of herdsmanship on animal management, fishing or farming as the case may be;
  • Assist the nomadic child develop rapidly and fully, both physically and intellectually so as to cope with the demands of the contemporary world; and

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