A reviewed Senior Secondary School Curriculum aimed at impacting relevant knowledge in students in line with the new knowledge base in the twenty first century will soon be introduced in the country.
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC Prof. Ismail Junaidu made this known at the South West Zone National Stakeholders’ Dialogue for the review of the Senior Secondary education curriculum held in Lagos.
He said that there was need to review the Senior Secondary School Curriculum introduced ten years ago into the nation’s educational system in order to accommodate new knowledge that would make Nigerian students to compete favourably with their peers in the global community.
Professor Junaidu noted that the current Senior Secondary School Curriculum could no longer meet the Development needs of the country as expected.
He explained that Nigerian students needed to be exposed to curriculum that would build there sense of creativity and ability to proffer solutions to whatever challenge that confronts them and the larger society.
The NERDC boss stressed that his organisation had decided to have the inpute of every education stakeholder in the review of the Secondary School curriculum so as to have a people oriented curriculum.
Prof. Junaid however, stressed that with the availability of funds, his organisation should be able to present a well reviewed Senior Secondary School Curriculum to the nation in the next one year.
On her part, the Commissioner for education, Lagos State, Mrs. Folashade Adefisoye said it was important for the nation to produce those with the right skills needed to drive the economy of the country in the nearest future.
She stressed that the curricular prepared for the different levels of education in the country should focus more on the application of knowledge rather than the theoretical approach to trade subjects in particular.
Mrs. Adefisoye however, urged students at the event to to look beyond their environment and begin to think of how they could make their society and the world at large.
The stakeholders’ meeting attracted participants from Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States.