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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(1), 31-37
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-1-7
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Recent Curriculum Reforms at the Basic Education Level in Nigeria Aimed at Catching Them Young to Create Change

Charity O. Igbokwe1,

1Department of Early Childhood Education, College of Education, Afaha- Nsit, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: January 07, 2015

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Charity O. Igbokwe. Recent Curriculum Reforms at the Basic Education Level in Nigeria Aimed at Catching Them Young to Create Change. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(1):31-37. doi: 10.12691/education-3-1-7

Abstract

The Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme was introduced in Nigeria in September, 1988. Following this, in 2008 the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) developed and introduced the 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) in schools by realigning all extant Primary and Junior Secondary School Curricula to meet the key targets of the UBE programme. In view of some contemporary and national concerns and to make the curriculum more practical, relevant, interest generating to the young learners and in line with global best practices, the 9-year BEC was recently revised in 2012 and its implementation has just commenced in September, 2014. This article is focused on the structure, special features and the implementation strategy of the Revised 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum with some emphasis on the Basic Science and Technology component as one of the key cluster subjects prepared with the aim of catching the young learner to love science, learn science and create change in the learners environment.

Keywords:
education curriculum science technology and structure

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