The Federal Government of Nigeria has reiterated that there is no going back in commencing the use of the newly developed Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) for the Nigerian University System (NUS).
This was disclosed by the Honourable Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, in his address at the Stakeholders Colloquium on the CCMAS organised by the National University Commission (NUC) which took place at the Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, Abuja.
The Minister expressed that the target of the curriculum was to produce highly skilled and fit-for-purpose graduates in connection with the realities of the present-day situations.
He said CCMAS represented the dynamic foundation upon which an educational standard is built, advising all players involved to ensure that they attain the minimum required of them during the implementation of the curriculum.
The minister further pledged the government’s commitment to ensuring that the NUC commenced the implementation of the new curriculum in the NUS from the 2023/2024 academic session.
He applauded NUC for its efforts at overseeing the system-wide curriculum exercise that spread across four years in partnering with other stakeholders within and outside the academia.
Meanwhile, the NUC expressed that the colloquium was organized to ensure effective implementation of the CCMAS and recognise the need to continually engage stakeholders on all aspects of university education.
The colloquium entitled “The State of the CCMAS Sensitization and Implementation” was aimed at finalizing all necessary arrangements with stakeholders and creating awareness on the unique relevance of the new curriculum in the 21st century for national and global development.
It aimed at conveying the NUC’s resolve to start the implementation of the new curriculum this September.
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