IMPLEMENTATION OF BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA’S PRIVATE SCHOOLS: ISSUES INVOLVED
Keywords:implementation, basic education curriculum, private schools
Private schools are playing major role in the implementation of basic education curriculum in Nigeria. With the recent increase in the number of private schools in the country, particularly at basic education level, implementation of basic education curriculum seems to be fraught with ill practices that made it ineffective. The paper focused on issues involved in implementation of basic education curriculum in Nigeria’s private schools. It therefore discussed the concept of curriculum implementation and major issues involved in the implementation of basic education curriculum in Nigeria’s private schools, highlighting such issues as teacher quality, availability of basic curriculum materials, classroom practices among others. The paper finally suggested among others that education authorities at federal, state and local government levels should ensure compliance with existing regulation governing the establishment of
private schools by any individual, group and organisation before and after setting up a school in the country.