INFLUENCE OF POLITICS IN CURRICULUM INNOVATION AND CHANGE IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Authors

  • Ukamaka Martha Maduagwu Department Of Educational Foundations, School Of Education And General Studies, Federal College Of Education Technical, Isu, Ebonyi State
  • Lawrence Otusinkama Examination Development Center, Ministry Of Education, Abakaliki Ebonyi State

Keywords:

Influence, Politics, Curriculum Innovation, Change, Educational System

Abstract

From 1999 when we began operating a democracy till date Education has only received between 4 to 10% of Nigeria's budget, while there is an alleged (alleged as the Minister recently debunked claims that the UN set such a Benchmark) 26% recommendation from UNESCO. UNESCO or not…Nigeria trails behind a lot of Countries in SSA when it comes to allocation of funds to Education. In a Country with over 10million out of School children, it would seem a no brainer to allocate more funds to that sector. This work x-rayed the definition of curriculum, curriculum innovation, process of curriculum innovation, factors of curriculum innovation, and politics of curriculum innovation, possible suggestions. Areas where politics intervene with curriculum innovation and change includes; contents to be thought, methodologies, policies and philosophy of education formulation and evaluation. The paper suggests that in other for the curriculum change and innovation to be profitable in the contemporary society, there should be a fairy involvement of curriculum planners and consumers. Thus the consumers here include the parents, teachers, students and other stake holders who are not involved in the politics of curriculum.

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Published

2024-04-19

How to Cite

Maduagwu , U. M., & Otusinkama, L. (2024). INFLUENCE OF POLITICS IN CURRICULUM INNOVATION AND CHANGE IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies, 11(2), 90-103. Retrieved from https://ajemates.org/index.php/ajemates/article/view/424