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FG Has Issued A New Curriculum For Nigerian Universities

FG Has Issued A New Curriculum For Nigerian Universities 

The Core Curriculum and Minimum Standard, which will be included in university education, will deal with regional concerns.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

The nation’s universities will now follow a new curriculum that the federal government claims would better represent the reality of the twenty-first century.

On Monday, December 5, 2022, at the launch of the new curriculum in Abuja, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo made this announcement.

The change, according to Osibanjo, is a result of initiatives to make higher education more responsive to the urgent demands of society.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, attended the unveiling in Professor Osinbajo’s place.

According to him, the adoption of the Core Curriculum and Minimum Standard into university instruction will solve regional problems, meet international standards, and improve scholarship in Nigerian institutions.

The Vice President also praised the National Universities Commission (NUC) for decoupling areas like agriculture and introducing three new degrees in Nigerian universities: Allied Health Sciences, Architecture and Communication, and Media Studies.

“This document has indeed taken cognizance of the need to provide greater academic autonomy to universities with regards to the development of some percentage of course content.

“I commend the commission of this decision to share the minimum credit unit required for graduation in the Nigerian university in the ratio of 70 to 30 percent. This will further create institutional peculiarity,” he said.

A government agency called the National Universities Commission is responsible for advancing high-quality higher education in Nigeria. It is based in Abuja and was started in 1962 as a cabinet office advisory organization. Professor Jibril Aminu served as the organization’s first executive secretary when it became a statutory entity in 1974.

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