NERDC INFUSES FLHE CURRICULA INTO BASIC AND SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
The Council has begun the process of infusing Family Life Health Education (FLHE) into four carrier subjects: English, National Values, Basic Sciences and Health Education into the Basic and Senior Secondary Education curricula in Nigeria. The Curriculum was changed from Family Life and HIV/AIDS to Family Life and Health Education to cover all aspects of family health instead of covering only HIV/AIDS education.
Prof. Ismail Junaidu, the Executive Secretary, during the opening ceremony at a workshop on the infusion of FLHE into four Basic and Secondary Education curriculum, held at Freshland Hotel, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, between 5th - 11th November, 2020, enjoined the participants to appraise what has been done by infusing the curriculum into the Basic and Senior Secondary Education curriculum.
According to Prof. Junaidu, Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education are very central and invaluable concepts of learning in sharpening and helping to checkmate the scourge of HIV/AIDS, violence against women and girls, rape (that is fast becoming a scourge in the contemporary global village), child-marriage and other socio-cultural practices that affect the well-being of women and girls in the society.
He noted that for the implementation of the revised FLHE curriculum to be effective, there is need to assist teachers in the adequate use of FLHE curriculum. This, the Council has done, by developing a stand-alone FLHE curriculum, as well as the Teachers’ Guide.
Finally, he informed all participants that the workshop was to infuse the stand-alone FLHE curriculum into four carrier subjects: English Language; National Values; Health Education, as well as Basic Science and Technology.
He also expressed gratitude to UNESCO for the unwavering support to NERDC.