The federal government has adopted the nine-year Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) which will restore hope to visually impaired learners as they are now to be taught with curriculum contents that meet their needs.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Prof. Ismail Junaidu, said with the adapted BEC, their teachers would be more at home in the delivery of the curriculum contents that as the examples, illustrations and teaching strategies recommended is are unique to the peculiar circumstance of the learners.
He spoke in Abuja during the public presentation of the National Language Policy, the National Reading Framework, the Adapted 9-Year Basic Education Curricula and other essential educational policy documents.
He said the NLP approved by the Federal Executive Council was to assign status, function, and roles to languages at the different levels and arms of government and within the different sectors of the economy.
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“It is to ensure the promotion and preservation of Nigerian Languages which the policy now declared as national heritage. The policy also stipulates the use of Nigerian languages for instruction from primary 1-6 and their study and the study of other languages at the various levels of education starting from primary 1-6.
“The policy provides for the effective research codification and documentation pertaining to languages in Nigeria and the development of related instructional and other text materials and resources including the ones that are electronic,” he said.