The Social Sciences

Year: 2010
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Page No. 233 - 236

Towards the Domestication of the Nigerian Primary School Curriculum

Authors : Felix M.E. Okpilike

Abstract: The Nigeria School system had concentrated efforts on theory rather than practice. The result of this is that most products of the system know only a little about the courses they have read and even graduated in good grades. One explanation to this effect is that the system especially at the primary school level had remained literally tied to the colonial system where pupils were prepared to take up jobs as clerks in the offices. In spite of the introduction of the 6-3-3-4 system of education into the country to correct the ills, the system has remained almost the same. This study argues that what is learnt in the school system and how they are taught and evaluated depart considerably from pattern of life of the pupils. The study therefore suggested a type of curriculum that will be of practical benefit to the users a type of curriculum that caters fort the needs and aspirations of the people. The methodology of imparting this knowledge in line with the nature of children is also suggested. In this way a proper link between the schools itself is life and not a preparation for it.

How to cite this article:

Felix M.E. Okpilike , 2010. Towards the Domestication of the Nigerian Primary School Curriculum. The Social Sciences, 5: 233-236.

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