Nigeria Must Rework Curriculum To Favour Practical Skills- Professor Kola Oloke
London, Oct. 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Government of Nigeria has been advised to organize a stakeholder’s meeting that will re-work the nation’s educational curriculum tilted in favour of practical skills and de-emphasize paper certificates.
Vice Chancellor of the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Professor Kola Oloke, gave the advice at a Debate/Quiz organized for secondary schools in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State in the south-west axis of the country by the University in conjunction with DOHAL, a humanitarian arm of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries.
Professor Oloke urged the Federal Authorities to saddle the stakeholders with the responsibility of repackaging the curriculum “to reflect the reality of today’s job” adding that, “premium should be placed on the acquisition of practical skills as against paper certificates.”
To this end, the concerned University don disclosed that, “the PCU has been making conscious efforts at de-emphasizing paper certificates by ensuring students of the university are professionally trained on the courses of their choice.”
This, the VC added, that “our goal is to make the students to become relevant to themselves and the society after graduation”
In the Quiz category, Stars Comprehensive College, Ibadan, carted home the first prize while Everbest College clinched the second position and Sunshine College, also in Ibadan, bagged the third prize.
For the Debate, Seed of Life, came first, Kings and Queens College, came second, while Olive Branch College, Ibadan, equally made the third position.