FG introduces e-curriculum for schools

The Federal Government has introduced e-curriculum for senior secondary school education as part of efforts to reform and strengthen the quality of education in the country.

While briefing newsmen at a news conference ahead of the formal launching of the e-teaching and learning platform on Tuesday, Professor Godswill Obioma, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC, said the initiative was in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government to make Nigeria’s education globally competitive.

Professor Obioma, described the digitalized curriculum as an aim to reduce the incidence of mass failures in public examination. He ascribed poor performance of candidates in public examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, and the National Examination Council, NECO among others, to inadequate teaching and learning.

Professor Obioma stated that the e-curriculum would add value to the quality of education delivery, thereby addressing the menace of poor performance in public examinations.

He explained that what the Council has done was to convert the conventional 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum into digital platform, in order to make it more accessible to both teachers and students.

The e-curriculum portal is developed in collaboration with an ICT firm, SIDMACH Technologies Nigeria Limited, in line with the Federal Government’s Public Private Sector Partnership initiative.

The NERDC boss said the e-curriculum portal would contribute in no small measure towards ensuring that teachers, learners and other relevant stakeholders, had easy access to the vital teaching and learning resource.

“The NERDC/SIDMACH e-curriculum initiative is a web-based, efficient and effective curriculum delivery solution for learners, teachers, education managers and other stakeholders.

The purpose is to ensure online access to the prescribed national curriculum in all subjects offered at the Senior Secondary education level in Nigeria,” Obioma said.

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