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Universal Basic Education(UBE) Curriculum

The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) have developed a high quality 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum.  The new School Curriculum has been in effect since September, 2008.  It was introduced concurrently in Primary 1 and JSS 1, while the old curriculum is been phased out gradually and systematically in other classes of the UBE programme.

The new curriculum is for 9 years of continuous schooling which is from primary 1 to JSS 3.

The new UBE Upper Basic Curriculum (JSS 1-3) is also in accordance with the goals of EFA-Education for All and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are embedded in the Education Policy Thrust of Lagos State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (LASEEDS) to offer functional and qualitative education to all citizenry in line with EFA and MDGs.

The Education Sector Policy Thrust includes the following components:

  1. Early Childhood Care and Education.
  2. Access to free Primary Education
  3. Non-Formal Education.
  4. Mass Literacy.
  5. Quality.

The Universal Basic Education(UBE)

The very essence of the 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum is that the child is required to successfully complete primary school before placement into the Junior Secondary School.

This systematic implementation is to allow for proper planning, teachers’ capacity development, textbook reviews, provision of learning resources, monitoring, evaluation and feedback.

The New Curriculum Structure

The 9-Year Basic Curriculum is divided into the following components:

  • Lower Basic Education Curriculum for Primaries 1-3
  • Middle Basic Education Curriculum for Primaries 4-6
  • Upper Basic Education Curriculum for junior Secondary 1-3

The subjects and contents flow systematically from Primary 1 to JSS 3; thus they are building blocks for the learning of future contents.

The New 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum Structure By NERDC

LOWER BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM

MIDDLE BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM

UPPER BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM

(PRIMARY 1-3)

(PRIMARY 4-6)

(JSS 1 -3)

CORE COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. English Studies
  2. One Major Nigerian Language (Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Basic Science and Technology
  5. Social Studies
  6. Civic Education
  7. Cultural & Creative Arts (CCA)
  8. Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.
  9. Physical & health Education (PHE)
  10. Computer Studies/ICT
CORE COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. English Studies
  2. One Major Nigerian Language (Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Basic Science
  5. Social Studies.
  6. Civic Education
  7. Cultural & Creative Arts (CCA)
  8. Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.
  9. Physical & Health Education (PHE)
  10. French Language
  11. Computer Studies/ICT
CORE COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  1. English Studies.
  2. One Major Nigerian Language (Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Basic Science
  5. Social Studies
  6. Civic Education.
  7. Cultural & Creative Arts (CCA)
  8. Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.
  9. Physical & Health Education (PHE)
  10. French Language
  11. Basic Technology
  12. Computer Studies/ICT
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Home Economics
  3. Arabic Language

 

Note:

Must offer 1 elective, but not more than 2

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Home Economics
  3. Arabic Language

 

Note:

Must offer 1 elective, but not more than 2.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Home Economics
  3. Arabic Language
  4. Business Studies

 

Note:

Must offer 1 elective, but not more than 2.

NOTE:  *All students must offer at least one elective subject but not more than two in primary school.

Proposed New Senior Secondary Education Curriculum Structured By NERDC to Commence in Sept 2011

COMPULSORY CROSS-CUTTING CORE SUBJECTS

  1. English Language
  2. General Mathematics
  3. One Trade with Entrepreneurship Studies
  4. Computer Studies/ICT
  5. Civic Education

 

SENIOR SECONDARY (SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS)

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Further Mathematics
  5. Agricultural Science
  6. Physical Education
  7. Health Education

 

SENIOR SECONDARY (BUSINESS STUDIES)

  1. Accounting
  2. Store Management
  3. Office Practice
  4. Insurance
  5. Commerce.
SENIOR SECONDARY

(HUMANITIES)

  1. Nigerian Languages
  2. Literature-in-English
  3. Geography
  4. Government
  5. Christian Religious Studies
  6. Islamic Studies
  7. History
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Music
  10. French
  11. Arabic
  12. Economics

 

SENIOR SECONDARY

(TEHNOLOGY)

  1. Technical Drawing
  2. General Metal Work
  3. Basic Electricity
  4. Electronics
  5. Auto-Mechanics
  6. Building Construction
  7. Wood-work
  8. Home Management
  9. Foods & Nutrition
  10. Clothing & Textiles
TRADE SUBJECTS

  1. Auto-Body Repair & Spray Painting.
  2. Auto Electrical Work
  3. Auto Mechanical Work
  4. Auto Parts Merchandising
  5. Air Conditioning & Refrigerator.
  6. Welding and Fabrication, Engineering Craft Practice.
  7. Electrical Installation and Maintenance Work.
  8. Radio, TV and Electrical Works
  9. Block Laying, Brick Laying and Concrete Work.
  10. Painting and Decorating
  11. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
  12. Machine Wood Working
  13. Carpentry and Joinery
  14. Furniture Making
  15. Upholstery
  16. Catering Craft Practice
  17. Garment Making
  18. Textile trade
  19. Dyeing and Bleaching
  20. Printing Craft Practice
  21. Cosmetology
  22. Leather Goods Manufacturing and Repair.
  23. Keyboarding
  24. Data Processing
  25. Store keeping
  26. Book keeping
  27. GSM Maintenance
  28. Photography
  29. Tourism
  30. Mining
  31. Animal Husbandry
  32. Fisheries
  33. Marketing
  34. Salesmanship

NOTE:

  • All students must offer all five (5) compulsory core crossing subjects.
  • Students will offer 3 – 4 subjects from their field of specialization.
  • One (1) elective subject may be offered outside their field of specialization.
  • Total number of subjects should not be more than nine (9), the minimum number of subject is eight (8).