WAEC Mass Failure: Fashola Seeks Review Of Curriculum

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 24th, 2014

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has advocated more exciting teaching methods in schools, following mass failure of students in public examinations, especially the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The governor said this Friday at the opening of a three-day retreat for the state’s Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries tagged: ‘Up-scaling the processes and benefits of e-governance in Lagos’.

Fashola blamed the use of teaching methods that were not appealing to students for the mass failure, pointing out that information communication technology could impact more knowledge on the students.

The present generation of students, according to the governor, is averse to rigid ways of learning and would rather prefer fun-based and exciting teaching methods, and tools, like computers.

To this end, he called for a comprehensive review of schools curriculum to stimulate learning.

The governor said: “Performance in WASSCE can be improved with better teaching methods. We need to understand that the present generation of students does things more online and less on paper. We need to teach our students in line with these realities. We need to employ methods they find appealing, that would make them learn better.”

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