A new curriculum has been proposed for use in Nigerian universities by the country’s Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who states that it will enhance the employability of graduates from those institutions.
On Tuesday in Abuja, Adamu made this announcement during the public presentation of the Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) Book 1 series for universities in Nigeria as well as a book written in his honor.
He stated that graduates from all of the nation’s universities would be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to thrive in the 21st century as a result of the new curriculum.
“We must continue to ensure that graduates from universities in Nigeria are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise in order for them to succeed in the 21st century.”
” We must always make an effort to improve our educational programs and learning by aligning them with the reality of the best practices from around the world. This objective is intended to be attained through the reading of the CCMAS book series, as he explained.
Adamu made a plea for the complete implementation of the curriculum while stating that the launch of CCMAS in 17 different fields was one of the most significant steps the National Universities Commission (NUC) had taken to ensure that Nigerian universities are able to meet the demands of the modern global economy.
“The implementation of CCMAS requires dedication, hard work, and a willingness to embrace change by everyone,” he said. “It is important that we embrace training and equipping our academics with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement CMAS.” [Citation needed] “The implementation of CCMAS requires dedication, hard work, and a willingness to embrace change by every single person.”
In addition to this, the minister stated that the people who live in the northern part of the country are to blame for the educational backwardness that is currently being seen in that region.
Adamu praised the NUC for its initiative in ensuring the establishment of more private universities and stated that the commission’s effort was paying off with the establishment of more of these institutions in Northern Nigeria in recent times. Adamu made this statement while praising the NUC for its initiative in ensuring the establishment of more private universities.
“The north is in self-imposed educational backwardness because the interest of the north is Islam, and Islam is the greatest promulgator of knowledge.” “The north is in self-imposed educational backwardness because the interest of the north is Islam.” In the year 859 A.D., a Muslim woman named Fatima Al-Fihri established the first university in the world. At the time, universities in Italy, Oxford, and Cambridge had not yet been established. The first university is still in existence, and it can be found in Morocco today.
” And approximately one hundred years after that one, another university was established. This university, which was the second university in the world before the universities of Europe, was located in Cairo, and just like the first one, this university was established by a Muslim woman named Fatimatu Zahara.
People are using Islam as an excuse to keep women from working outside the home, despite the fact that the first two universities in the world were founded by Muslim women. I think it does not make sense,” the minister said.
On the other hand, Adamu expressed his delight at the fact that a significant number of the 37 new private universities that were approved by the Federal Executive Council on Monday will be located in the north.
He advocated for the establishment of a Federal Teachers Service Commission, stating that such a move would ensure that the reforms that were put into place in the teaching profession yield the desired results.
” I want to leave one legacy in your hands (heads of education agencies and others), we wrote a letter and the President approved everything, but there is one that has yet to come into fruition, that will make education completely different. ” I want to leave one legacy in your hands.
Adamu stated, “It was just recently that I realized that we require a Federal Teachers Service Commission. As a result, I want to leave this in your hands, so that all those things approved by Mr. president, the teachers will be able to get it, and education will begin to attract the best brains.”
While also delivering his remarks, Professor Rasheed Abubakar, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), lauded the Minister for the Numerous Accomplishments Recorded Under His Watch, Particularly in the Area of University Development.
“There were 111 private universities in the country as of yesterday morning; as of yesterday evening, the number had increased to 148 private universities in the country.
“That is, of the 148 private universities in Nigeria, 87 or 60 per cent came during Adamu Adamu’s tenure as Minister of Education,” the head of the NUC said. “That is.”
Rasheed, who also referred to CCMAS as a game changer in Nigerian universities, praised the former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola, for his role in the development of the curriculum and described him as the chief architect of the program.
Prof. Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was also present and offered his thoughts. He stated that the CCMAS was a step in the right direction.
“This is a very important contribution to the repositioning of the education system in Nigeria,” said the researcher. It is wonderful that this has happened under the current minister of education, Adamu Adamu, and the new curriculum is without a doubt a tremendous value addition to repositioning our education system, and it is also wonderful that this has happened under his watch,” he said.
Prof. Ruqqayattu Rufa’i, who had been the Minister of Education before, instructed those who were being trained in the new curriculum to move quickly in order to bring the training to a number of different universities.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the event also saw tributes paid to the late Professor Idris Abdulkadir and Professor Nimi Briggs. Additionally, the event saw the unveiling of a book in honour of the minister titled “Repositioning Nigerian Educational System; the Ministerial Footprints of Adamu Adamu.” (NAN)