The present curriculum for Senior
Secondary Schools across the country
will be gradually phased out within
the next two years, and replaced with
a newly reconstructed version. The executive Secretary, Nigerian
Educational Research and
Development Council, Professor
Godwill Obioma dropped this hint
during the sensitization workshop for
the implementation of the new curriculum, held in Zamfara State
capital,Gusau, yesterday. Professor Godwill, who was
represented at the workshop by the
director, NERDC, North-West zone, Mr.
Victor Ebgaboh, explained, however,
that the SS 1 students will from this
academic year, start using the new curriculum while students of SS II and
III will still use the current document
for their WAEC examinations. Godwill further explained that, the
Federal government has not scrapped
the teaching of Islam and Christianity
or languages like Arabic, which he
said were still maintained as part of
Humanities. Earlier, the director of NRDEC, north-
west zone, Mr. Egbabor, represented at
the workshop by the assistant Chief
research officer, Alhaji Bashir Lawal
Yakasai, said the Workshop dubbed,
‘Advocacy and Sensitisation workshop’ was intended to be train-
the trainers exercise, designed o re-
equip all teachers involved in the
implementation of the reconstituted
curriculum.

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