September 24, 2020
Education

Educators call for Upgrade of the Nation’s Educational Curriculum

There is an urgent need to upgrade the nation’s education curriculum to enhanced qualitative education. 

A speaker at the 2019 “Future of Education Summit”, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo made the call during a paper presentation in Ibadan.

Adedayo Adelowo was at Nustream Event Centre, venue of the two-day summit.

Mrs. Adefisayo who is the Lagos State Commissioner for education explained that virtually all the facets of national economy had been developed hence the need for curriculum to be enhanced to conform to global best practices.

The speaker maintained that it was essential for teachers to change from archaic methods of teaching to make learning easier and attractive to students. 

Mrs. Adefisayo added that teachers should endeavour to inculcate core skills which included communication skill, creativity, and problem solving ability in students to make them successful. 

Another speaker, Ms Ibiyemi Faturoti said for qualitative education to be sustained teachers had to be lifelong learners.

Ms Ifaturoti who stated that the environment was fast changing noted that knowledge seeking among teachers should not be optional.

On his part, another speaker, Dr. Tunde Adegbola urged Nigerians to embrace creative works, noting that artificial intelligence had already relegated some professions. 

Dr Adegbola also advocated the use of indigenous language in teaching.

Convener of the summit, Francis Madojemu said the programme was put together to revive the nation’s education.

Adedayo Adelowo

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