Nigeria is a federal republic with effect from October 1st, 1963. The federating states are controlled by the national government. Following the local government reforms of 1976, local government became very active in administration at the grass roots level. Each tier of government is deeply involved in the control of the education system. The educational agencies at the three levels are a complement of one another. Through the concerted efforts of all the organs, it is possible to continue to have a virile educational system.