THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE NIGERIAN CURRICULUM AND THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION

Munira Sidi Ali School of General Studies, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano
Volume 5(1), January 2014

Abstract

The Curriculum, which is the bedrock of formal education, has gone through stages of growth in Nigeria. It passed from the traditional to the colonial era and to the present-day post-colonial era. This paper explores the development of the curriculum vis-a-vis the right to education provided in international treaties and applicable in the nation. The paper recommends for a comprehensive review of the curriculum that will update its contents to satisfy the requirements of the right to education, as provided by law. Keyword: Curriculum, Formal Education, Traditional Education