The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Ministry of Education to direct all relevant agencies and institutions under its jurisdiction to develop a functional educational curriculum for schools at all levels.
The House also mandated its committees on Basic Education and Services and Tertiary Education and Services to ensure compliance.
The member representing Ajeromi Ifelodun Federal Constituency it Lagos State, Hon Kolawole Taiwo Musibau in a motion on the”Need to Review Tertiary Institutions and Basic Education Curriculum to Meet Current Realities” noted that the present administration should make efforts at improving access to basic education through the Universal Basic Education Programme as well as revamping the tertiary educational system.
According to Kolawole, one of the major contributors to the high rate of youth unemployment in the country and its resultant effects is the non-functional educational system which appears not to prepare youths for gainful employment.
The House said while most countries have realised the flaws in their educational system and have either changed or adopted fresh initiatives that prepare youths for work and entrepreneurship, Nigeria’s educational system seems to be stuck.
It was worried that scholars, educationists and education administrators are either reluctant or unaware of the need to take urgent steps to improve Nigeria’s educational curriculum to positively impact the productivity of the country’s youth.