Reforms in the Nigerian 9-year basic education curriculum: implications for school-based assessment

Reforms in the Nigerian 9-year basic education curriculum: implications for school-based assessment

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Reforms in the Nigerian 9-year basic education curriculum: implications for school-based assessment

Nigeria adopted a free, compulsory and continuous 9-year Universal Basic Education programme (UBE) in 2004 in order to meet the ideals of the EFA goals and the MDG’,s. The then existing primary and junior secondary school curricula were restructured into a 9-Year Basic Education Curriculum (BEC). BEC included new subject matter in Science, Technology, Mathematics, National Values, Cultural and Creative Arts, ICT as well as foundations in Vocational Studies and Entrepreneurship among others. BEC was implemented systematically in year 1 of the primary and junior secondary schools respectively beginning from September 2008. After three years of the first cycle of implementation BEC has been further reviewed to reduce the overload while incorporating emerging issues and maintaining quality. The revised BEC is planned to take off in year 1 of the primary and junior secondary schools beginning from September 2012 while the old BEC will be systematically phased out. This paper discusses the content standards and structure of the revised BEC and their implications for school-based-assessment in Nigeria and developing economies.

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