Lagos Approves New Curriculum For Senior Secondary Schools

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, has disclosed that the state has approved a new senior secondary school curriculum for all public senior secondary schools in the state.

Oladunjoye noted that the highlight of the new curriculum include the fact that all SS I- III students in public senior secondary schools are expected to offer nine subjects made up of five compulsory subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Civic Education, Biology and one trade subject, adding that Civic Education is, however, optional for present SS III students in the 2013/2014 academic session.

The Commissioner pointed out that the new curriculum expects all senior students in public senior secondary schools to also offer three subjects from the various specialization groups made up of Science and Mathematics, Business Studies, Humanities and Technology as well as one elective subject chosen from any subject group other than the subject of specialization.

The Commissioner listed the ten trade subjects being offered in public senior secondary schools out which one must be offered by students in SS I – III as including Catering Craft Practice, Garment Making, Dyeing and Bleaching, Data Processing, Store Keeping, Book Keeping, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Marketing and Salesmanship.

She said “Teachers in related subject areas are been encouraged to teach Civic Education and the trade subjects. The District’s Guidance and Counsellors have already been informed of the guidelines in the new curriculum and the information has been communicated to School Counsellors and Year Tutors in all Public Senior Secondary Schools.”

She averred that seminars and workshop would be organized at all the six education districts in the state to educate teachers on the new senior secondary school curriculum adding that two periods should be allocated to each Trade Subject on the Schools’ Time Table.

Oladunjoye noted that the schemes of work for Creative and Cultural Arts for Junior Secondary Schools would be streamlined at the next review exercise.

SOURCE: Vanguard

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