To become an economic model, delivering sound education for public good.
To use education for fostering development of all Nigerian Citizens to their full potentials in the promotion of a strong, democratic, egalitarian, prosperous, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God.
Formulate and co-ordinate a national policy on education;
Collect and collate data for purposes of education Planning and Financing;
Prescribe and maintain uniform standard of education throughout the Country;
Control and monitor the quality of education in the Country;
Harmonize educational policies and procedures of all the States of the Federation through the instrumentality of the National Council on Education (NCE);
Effect co-operation in educational matters on an international scale; and
Develop curricula and syllabuses at the National Level.