Curriculum for bilingual education in Nigeria is created by UBEC

Curriculum for bilingual education in Nigeria is created by UBEC

Curriculum for bilingual education in Nigeria is created by UBEC.

Nigeria’s “smart” curriculum for bilingual education is being developed by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

On Monday, April 1, in Abuja, this was revealed by Mr. David Apeh, Head of Public Relations and Protocol at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

According to Mr. Apeh’s statement, the commission convened a workshop recently to adapt the curriculum for bilingual schools. During the workshop, experts brainstormed ways to create the best curriculum possible for the schools that are unique to them.

According to him, a consistent method to developing the bilingual education curriculum has been advocated for by Professor Bala Zakari, Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical) of UBEC and Project Supervisor for the Bilingual Education Program in Nigeria.

From the building of the schools in the nine focal states to the involvement of specialists in a number of programs, Zakari stated that UBEC is working to assure the success of the bilingual education program.

According to him, Nigeria is extremely special due to the peculiarities of its population, which includes more than 47 million primary school students and over seven million students enrolled in Early Childhood Care and Development Education (ECCDE) alone.

The workshop’s goal, according to Mansir Idris, Project Coordinator for the Islamic Development Bank, was to look over the current national curriculum and the Tsangaya, among other curricula, and determine how they may be modified to fit into the bilingual education program.

Additionally, Dr. Ibrahim Bakari, Head of Unit for ICT at UBEC, pointed out that the national curriculum lacked some topics, particularly in robotics, coding, and artificial intelligence. He suggested that these be covered in the new curriculum designed for bilingual education.

In accordance with international best practices, he promoted a “smart” bilingual education curriculum for efficacy and efficiency.

In the meantime, a multi-year financing facility program of $98 million was approved by the Islamic Development Bank’s (IsDB) Board of Executive Directors in 2012 to support bilingual education in Nigeria.

The project’s objectives were to guarantee inclusive education, advance bilingual education, and help Nigeria’s socioeconomic situation.

As per the commission’s report, the states that stand to gain include Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, and Osun.

According to UBEC, the project’s main goals are to expand access to basic education, raise the standard of instruction, and strengthen administrators’ managerial abilities.

The project’s goals include increasing enrollment and lowering the out-of-school-children syndrome, among other things, by building 30 bilingual education boarding schools in the states that will benefit.

Curriculum for bilingual education in Nigeria is created by UBEC.

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