Nigeria: Govt to Uphold Skills Acquisition in Secondary Education

5 August 2021

The Executive Secretary of National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) Dr Benjamin Abakpa has said the Federal Government is committed to encouraging skills acquisition by students in the nation's senior secondary schools.

Dr Abakpa stated this on Wednesday when paying a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Education Research Development Council (NERDC) Sheda, Prof Ismail Junaidu, said a statement by the Head Press and Public Relations of NSSEC, Fatima Bappare.

He said the Senior Secondary Education Curriculum must be appropriately developed to serve the interest of the nation, adding that, exposing students early with the trade subjects will enable the students to be self-reliant thereby helping to meet the societal needs.

Speaking, Prof Ismail Junaidu said that the implementation of the developed curricular of the 34 trade Subjects in the Senior Secondary Schools nationwide had been in place for the past 11 years.

He said the council had initiated the process for the review of the curriculum and further consultation is ongoing with Stakeholders on the areas that need to be reviewed.

Meanwhile, the NSSEC Boss pledged his allayed support for implementation in the Senior Secondary Education sector to enhance the government effort in reducing the out of school children syndrome in Nigeria.

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