Nigerian University Curriculum Changes As FG Introduces New Studies, Unbundle Courses

Nigerian University Curriculum Changes As FG Introduces New Studies, Unbundle Courses

  • The National Universities Commission has introduced new programmes into the Nigerian university system
  • According to the FG, the new curriculum is known as Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards
  • The new curriculum for university education in the country is expected to reflect 21st-century realities

PAY ATTENTION: How media literate are you? Click to take a quiz – bust fake news with Legit.ng!

To reflect the 21st-century realities, the federal government has announced a new curriculum for university education in the country.

According to the FG, the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards has been revised to Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards.

The CCMAS, provides 70 percent of what should be taught along with the expected outcome, while the university will provide 30 per cent based on their individual contextual peculiarities and characteristics, Punch Newspaper reports.

FG introduces new programmes into the Nigerian university system
The FG has introduced new programmes into the Nigerian university system. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

The CCMAS has 17 disciplines and 238 academic programmes which will replace the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) used in Nigerian universities.

Also, the FG approved three new courses in the university system, namely Allied Health Sciences, Architecture and Communication, and Menial studies.

In the new curriculum, Mass Communication was unbundled to Advertising, Broadcasting, Development Communication Studies, Film and Multimedia, Information and Media Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Strategic Communication, Daily Trust reports.

Agriculture was unbundled into programmes in its contributing components of B.Sc Agricultural Economics, B.Sc. Animal Science, B.Sc. Crop Science and B.Sc. Soil Science;

There is also the unbundling of Architecture and introduction of Architecture as a new discipline with programmes like Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Technology, Interior Architecture design Architectural Technology and Naval architecture.

There is also the split of the Basic Medical Sciences discipline into Basic Medical Sciences and Allied Health Science;

Also is the reduction of the General Studies course from 36 credit units to 12 credit units of 6 courses such as Communication in English; Nigerian People and Culture; Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Venture creation; and Peace and Conflict resolution.

Entrepreneurship has been repackaged with the introduction of programme-specific entrepreneurship.

Photos emerge as court sentences ex-vice chancellor of prominent Nigerian university to 35 years in prison

Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Garki, Abuja, has sentenced Professor Magaji Garba a former Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gusau, to 35 years jail term.

Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu gave the verdict on Thursday, December 1, after finding the university don guilty of a five-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and forgery.

A statement by the anti-graft agency indicates that Professor Garba was arraigned on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, for allegedly extorting various sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3 billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the university.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel