ERIC Number: ED186513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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New Approaches to Curriculum Development in Nigerian Schools.
Obebe, Bolarinde J.
The present Universal Primary Education Scheme which was launched in Nigeria in 1976 calls for innovation in curriculum development, classroom teaching techniques, and adequate supervision of instructional programs in the schools. The type of education imported to Nigeria under British control reflected the needs of the colonial government. Quality and relevance are the two features that curriculum development in Nigeria now needs. One impediment to curriculum reform is the system of external examinations around which the curriculum tends to be based. The school should play a leading role in teaching the importance of national unity, and each subject in the curriculum must have a way of inculcating national consciousness in the children. The ultimate goal should be to develop well informed and knowledgeable citizens. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria