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UNESCO urges Nigeria to review educational curriculum

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on Nigeria to review it’s educational curriculum to meet present-day realities.

UNESCO made the suggestion at a Capacity development training for staff of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education and its agencies on curriculum related issues.

The UN’s education arm described the present-day curriculum as “overloaded, outdated and falling short of present-day demands”.

“Today in Nigeria, it is estimated that over 50% of youths still remain unemployed – a situation many attribute to a curriculum that is outdated,” UNESCO said.

It added that Nigeria must review its curriculum if it wants to see the much-needed development desires in its education sector.

The Education Ministry and its agencies say they are developing plans to overhaul Nigeria’s curriculum to allay concerns in the country’s education sector.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor