Akin Akande, Abuja
The Federal Government has approved the incorporation of the 1-year pre-primary education into the existing 6-3-3-4 to become 1-6-3-3-4.
It also approved the implementation of the revised 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum, with effect from 2014 beginning with Primary 1 and Junior Secondary School 1.
These were parts of the approval made at the end of the 52nd edition of Nation Council of Education held in Abuja through last week and ended at the weekend.
According to the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufai, who read the communiqué at the end of the weeklong meeting, the NCE also approved the admission ratio of students in Science and Trade subjects into Technical Colleges should be 30:70 respectively.
The Council agreed-that every student in Federal and State Science and Technical Colleges must offer a Technical subject even as it ratified the re-activation of Teacher Vacation Course (TVC) by Federal Ministry of Education, States and FCT in collaboration with Professional Associations and subject Specialists.
And as part of efforts to boost the study of local languages NCE also approved the production of the Isoko Language Curriculum as well as the printing of the 2007 5th edition of the National Policy on Education.
Other approvals made by NCE include the printing of the 2013 6th edition of the National Policy on Education and adoption of the National Policy on Albinism and Implementation Guidelines.
The adoption and implementation of the strategic plan for establishing Enterprise education units and development of Enterprise Programmes and Activities in Senior Secondary Schools.