IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NIGERIA NEW SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CURRICULUM STRUCTURE: PROSPECTS, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

AUTHOR: OSUAFOR, ABIGAIL PhD

FROM:  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, PUBLIC POLICY IN AFRICA-IJESPPA VOL. 2 NO. 1 2012

 The new Senior Secondary Education Curriculum structure developed by Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC, 2008) in which interrelated subjects are organized into four clear groups of Science and Mathematics, Business Studies, Humanities and Technology is a major reform in the right direction towards achieving the National Education goals. The introduction of ‘Trade Subjects’ into the Senior Secondary (SS) Education Curriculum is equally a welcome innovation in the Nigerian Education System. This restructuring of the SS curriculum is no doubt aimed at meeting emerging educational needs and global competitiveness. Like any innovation, the new SS curriculum structure has good prospects and will achieve its objectives if properly implemented However, the implementation of the restructured curriculum seems to be confronted with some inherent challenges, some of which are lack of textual materials, poor infrastructure, and lack of suitably qualified teachers. This paper attempts to proffer suggestions on how to overcome these challenges for sustainability. In this regards, the author calls for a concerted effort from all stakeholders to tackle the challenges and create, a conducive atmosphere for success in the SS programme

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