British curriculum not superior to Nigeria’s — Educationist

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April 1, 2019
British curriculum not superior to Nigeria’s — Educationist

An educationist, Mrs Ann Oparah, on Saturday said that the insinuation that British Education Curriculum was better than Nigeria version was untrue.

Oparah, a graduate of Guidance and Counselling in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that real teaching experience had shown little difference between the curriculums.

Oparah, the proprietor of the Brilliant Academy, Agege, Lagos, spoke with NAN on the sidelines of the school’s Career Day at the school premises on Friday.

She explained that the “importance of Career Day in Brilliant Academy, is for the students to have focus on the choice of their careers as some students do lose focus of their career of choice later due to interference from parents and peer pressure.

She said that having been in the business of managing school, with experience as a proprietor for more than 25 years, students could only make a choice of career through their own conviction and abilities.

“As an educationist with wealth of experience in curriculum, there is no curriculum that is better than the other because I run both curriculums in my school.

“There is no superior curriculum between that of Nigeria and Britain, no one is better than the other and experience has proven that overtime.

“The Nigerian curriculum is well designed to meet the needs of indigenous study and it can also stand the test of time abroad. Those that were tutored with Nigeria’s curriculum also excel abroad.

Source: Daily Trust Newspaper, March 30 2019