About Nigerian Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC)
NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NERDC) was established in 1988 by an enabling Decree No. 53 (now ACT No. 53) which merged four Educational Research and Development bodies into one organisation. The organisations that were merged are:
Nigerian Educational Research Council;
Comparative Education Study and Adaptation Centre;
Nigerian Book Development Council; and
Nigerian Language Center
OUR CORE OBJECTIVE
To become a Regional Centre of Excellence in Educational Research and Development in Africa and expand to an International status by 2015.
To build and sustain a culture of strategic educational research and development that will inform the formulation and effective implementation of policies in education as well as in other related sectors of the economy.
To create the enabling environment in which educational research and development activities will thrive and in the process not only encourage collaboration with international development partners but also foster public private partnership in our bid to render rducational research and development efforts sustainable and needs driven.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COUNCIL
The Council is responsible for:
Encouragement, promotion and co-ordination of educational research programmes carried out in Nigeria:
Identification of education problems in Nigeria in which research is needed, and the establishment of the order of priority therefor,
Encouragement of research into educational problems and for that purpose to undertake, commission, incorporate and finance such research projects as the council thinks fit;
Periodical compilation and publication of a list of research projects :
Compilation,publication or sponsorship of the publication of the results of educational research , particularly in relation to Nigerian educational problems, and the popularization of such results where their general recognition is in the Council\\\'s opinion of a national importance;
Assessment , surveying or investigation of any educational matter considered necessary,either independently or in co-operation with individual, organization or agencies;
Identification of language problems for the purpose of carrying our research into such problems and finding solutions thereto;
Establishment and maintenance of a research and development library to which new educational books and other related publications may be disposed.