Lagos State Government has assured that the reviewed of its Unified Schemes of Work, learning devices and specialised e-books will promote deep learning for learners.
According to the Lagos State Government, the reviewed curriculum was holistically examined and it was re-engineered to meet the demands of modern education, without veering off the national benchmark provided by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council
Speaking at the unveiling of the Scheme in Lagos, Folashade Jaji, Secretary to State Government who represented the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the Lagos State Unified Schemes of Work is a ground-breaking statutory document designed to revolutionise teaching and learning in schools in Lagos State.
Jaji said the framework for the new schemes is geared towards promoting deep learning and for learners to take ownership of knowledge acquisition through strategies that reflect 21st-century skills and international best practices.
Abayomi Abolaji, permanent secretary, said the state have changed the structure of the schemes of work in order to make learning more engaging and more students centred.
“Our students will get more involved and will be critical thinkers right from their early education through junior and senior secondary schools.
“We have been innovative by making our schemes of work compliant with the world of ICT,” Abolaji said.
On her part, Folasade Adefisayo, The Commissioner for Education, noted that the curriculum of the country had always posed a worry to her, adding it was fulfilling when stakeholders in the Lagos Ministry of Education came together to review the curriculum.
Hassan Bala, managing director, Learn Africa Plc, a partner in the project with the Lagos State Government said that the digital revolution in the edutech space had come to stay, adding that Learn Africa Plc, a learning resource company was already providing enhanced E- books contents on various digital platforms (web and mobile apps).
According to him, Parents should assist in maintaining those devices and also ensuring that there is sufficient power for the students to learn, as the government has expended a lot in bringing the project to a reality.”
Learn Africa Plc as part of their contribution to the partnership with Lagos State provided the enhanced E- book content with videos, audio files, and additional meanings of words used in the books to ensure and make learning fun, exciting, and creative so as to improve the learning outcomes.