Non-engagement of stakeholders responsible for curriculum review controversy, says principal
The controversy that followed the recent review of secondary school curriculum has been attributed to the failure of the Federal Government to enlighten relevant stakeholders.
The Principal, Mind Builders High School, Alausa, Ikeja, Mr. Francis Fasuyi, said this at the valedictory service and graduation ceremony of the school in Lagos, recently.
Commending the Federal Government for the steps taken to calm nerves, as well as, clarify issues surrounding the implementation of the curriculum, Fasuyi noted that government should have resolved the matter earlier with a stakeholders’ engagement.
Nonetheless, he said many stakeholders viewed the new curriculum as being tailored along international exams, such as CISA exams where Christian Religion Studies (CRK), Islamic Religion Studies (IRK) and other religions subjects are offer collectively as religious studies.
Fasuyi said his school did not implement the new curriculum in such manner because they already understood CRK is for Christians while IRK is for Muslim students.He however said students who are interested in either subject should be allowed to study it, but nobody should be forced to pick a subject.Speaking on the rise in teaching of entrepreneurship skills in schools in the country, the principal revealed that paucity of jobs necessitated such action.
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