By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
An educationist, Mr. Taye Bamikole, has urged the government to adopt unified textbooks nationwide for primary and secondary schools.
Bamikole, who assessed issues bedevilling the Nigerian education sector, stressed that primary and secondary schools must be discouraged from using different textbooks for the same subjects.
The retired public school principal said this would provide unified knowledge for students across schools.
He added that it would also lower the cost of education for parents as siblings can use same textbooks.
Bamokile stressed that experts must be made to draft contemporary curricula for all subjects.
According to him, education can be improved by adequately providing qualified teachers in schools.
He advised government at all levels to give adequate subvention to schools to ensure effective service delivery.
While noting that students have been paying PTA and government levies meant for minor infrastructural development and conductions of end-of-the-term examinations, among others, “there are more to do in the schools to make it conducive for teaching and learning.
“Facilities such as laboratories, libraries, and health centres, among others, need to be equipped in schools to achieve the set goals in the education sector,” he stated.
He harped on the need for examination malpractice to be eradicated as some students rely on it to advance their studies.
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