NCE Approves 1-6-3-3-4 System

I am glad pre-primary has now been officially added to the existing education system, it has been long awaited. The days of children being made to put their arms over their heads to gain admission into primary one, I believe is over....?  :-)

‘The National Council on Education (NCE) has approved the incorporation of the one-year pre-primary education into the existing 6-3-3-4 to become 1-6-3-3-4.
The decision was contained in a communiqué issued in June at the end of the 59th Annual Meeting of the council. The meeting, which was presided over by the Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'i, was held from June 24 to June 28. The meeting had as its theme "Strengthening the Institutional Management of Education for Quality Service Delivery". The
council approved the National Policy on Albinism and its Implementation Guidelines.

In addition, the council endorsed the implementation of the revised Nine-Year Basic Education Curriculum with effect from 2014, beginning with Primary 1 and the Junior Secondary School.
It also approved that every student in Federal and State Science and Technical Colleges must offer a technical subject.

The council approved the re-activation of the Teacher Vacation Course (TVC) by the Federal Ministry of Education, states and the FCT in collaboration with professional associations and subject specialists. NCE noted with concern that only 10 percent of teachers in Basic Education schools in the country were computer literate’. culled from allAfrica

 In today’s world, ICT for teaching and learning is definitely non-negotiable. It makes teaching and learning interactive and fun. Having only 10 % of computer literate teachers in basic education is really not ideal, I hope and I hope these vacation courses would include ICT. 

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