Education: Nigeria Gets Revised 9-Year Basic Curriculum

Channels Television  
Updated August 16, 2014

school_children_In_NigeriaThe Presidential Summit on the State of Education in Nigeria introduced a revised nine-year basic education curriculum.

The new curriculum will see the introduction of some new subjects into the school system and also reduce the number of subjects for students from Primary One to Junior Secondary School from 20 subjects to 10.

This review is meant to strengthen the education sector more.

Well, the Senate was represented at the launch of the Revised Basic Education Curriculum in Abuja and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education promised that the National Assembly would endorse policies that would strengthen the education sector.

Everyday, pupils at the basic education level attend classes loaded with about 20 subjects, some of them obsolete for examinations. The school children and their parents overtime developed less interest in the bulk of activities.

But the Presidential Summit on the State of Education in Nigeria broke the status quo with the introduction of a revised education curriculum from 20 subjects to 10.

With the support of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) students can now improve their reading culture.

Educationists have embraced the revised school curriculum which is essential to aid development and appealed to the government to increase allocation to education in the annual budget in order to rescue the sector.