Lagos government upgrades curriculum to boost teaching and learning
As part of efforts to ensure significant improvement in teaching methods and staff quality, the Lagos State Ministry of Education has upgraded its curriculum to enhance learning in schools.
The event was an in-house training for school counselors in the state public secondary schools tagged: “Relevance of subject selection in secondary schools,” which was aimed at addressing issues relating to subject selection for students.
Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Adesina Odeyemi explained that the purpose of the training programme is to prepare students well in their choice of careers.
He said: “Relevance of subject selection in secondary schools is apt because this is the time to interface with students in Senior Secondary School One in order to know their future ambition, and appropriately advise them. A look at their performances in their Basic Education Certificate Examination will indicate their subjects of strength and their area of weaknesses.
“Your knowledge of the requirements of the examination bodies such as the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) as well as the Joint Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB) in relation to the admission criteria will now be brought to bear in advising the students in the selection and proper combination of subjects for ordinary level certificate examination which is a very important requisite for admission into tertiary institutions.”
Odeyemi stated that students offering science, humanities or business subjects must be seen to belong to their relevant classes except in subjects that are compulsory to all students.
He also expressed satisfaction that the state has witnessed tremendous improvement in students’ performance during external examination since 2015.
Director, Child Guidance, School Counseling and Special Education, Mrs Ketimu Musa stated that the workshop was to enlighten school counselors on the importance of their role in the lives of the children.
“It is believed that at the end of the program, participants would have an in-depth knowledge of the current national curriculum as it relates to selection of subjects by our public secondary school students.
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