NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE (NSD) FOR THE REVISION OF THE SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The National Stakeholders’ Dialogue (NSD) is a component of the Needs Assessment Process for the review of the Senor Secondary Education Curriculum (SSEC) which is designed to hold in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
It involves critical stakeholders in the education sector including parents, students, teachers, policy-makers, civil society groups, associations, etc.
The South East Zone of the NSD, which was the first in the series, was held on Wednesday, 11TH March, 2020 with the purpose of getting and documenting the views and opinions of the stakeholders to guide in the review of the curriculum. In essence, the initiative is to ensure inclusiveness by democratizing the national curriculum review process thus making the outcome of the review process a people’s curriculum.
The gaps in the extant curriculum vis-a-vis their peculiar needs; as it concerns the Southeastern Zone together with the expectations of the people and with respect to the curriculum review process were deliberated on.
The major outcome of the meeting is a collection of the views and opinions of the people of the Southeast as regards the review of the SSEC.
The meeting had in attendance a member of the NERDC Governing Board, the Imo State Commissioner for Education, the Executive Secretary of NERDC, 3 Directors and some staff of NERDC, as well as representatives of Parent Teacher Associations, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Ministries of Education from the states within the Zone, teachers, students, members of the media and civil society groups from the 5 states in the zone.