In September of2016, the Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar, organized its first National Conference on Teacher Education. The theme of this conference was: Reposition Teacher Education in Nigeria for Optimum Productivity: Issues and the Way Forward. During the Conference three renowned Professors of Education delivered one Keynote address and two lead papers respectively. In addition to these presentations, several other conferees presented papers on different aspects of Teacher Education in Nigeria.
This Conference was motivated by the desire of the College to play its part in the quest by concern educators to continuously search for ways and means of improving the quality of teachers education as this is a fundamental requirement towards ensuring that Nigerian education is endowed with the quality teachers it needs to achieve its goals.
This edition of this journal is a product of the forgoing conference. It was deemed necessary to select and peer-review some of the presentations for the purpose of sharing with scholars, practitioners and the general public the several issues and perspectives on Repositioning Nigerian Education for Optimum Productivity. It is our hope that the contributions by the conferees as published in this journal would have provided useful insight and perspectives on this very important subject matter.