Curriculum Development and English Studies in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Adegbite, Wale (2005)

Book chapter

This study points out some inadequacies in the English studies programme in secondary schools and suggests ways to collect them. The paper observes that in spite of the vital role that English plays in the lives of Nigerians, learners have not been able to use the language to communicate as effectively as they should. One reason for this is that there is yet to be a viable curriculum of English studies in the schools. Since the bulk of English learning takes place in school, it becomes essential to improve on the curriculum by identifying its inadequacies and suggesting ways of correcting them. The inadequacies pointed out in the work are mainly in respect of the syllabus and teaching methods. Suggestions are given in respect of the rectification of these and some other problems of the English studies curriculum in Nigerian secondary schools