Dr Sally noted that the Federal Government's agency in charge of curriculum development in the country, NERDC
, actually met with private school operators last week on how to get their own curriculum for the subject.
The vision of the NERDC
is the building and sustaining a culture of strategic educational research and development that will inform the formulation and effective implementation of policies in education as well as in other related sectors of the economy, while its mission is to create the enabling environment in which educational research and development activities will thrive and in the process not only encourage collaboration with international development partners but also foster public-private partnerships in our bid to render educational research and development efforts sustainable and needs driven (NERDC
The second was the implementation of programmes such as the Population and Family Life Education Programme (Pop/FLE) by NERDC
in the mid-1980s, and the pioneering behavioural change programmes of the MacArthur Foundation whose Fund for Leadership Development (FLD) and Institutional Grant programmes, starting in early 1990s, supported the initiation of sexuality education programmes among adolescents in different parts of the country.
These include a variety of issues such as equity and justice, religion, ethnicity, cooperation and conflict, peace, racism, culture and identity, civic rights and responsibility, leadership, followership, citizenship to mention just a few (NERDC
and UBEC, 2007).Such concepts could foster critical thinking in learners and development in any society (Bennet, 2007; Reed and Black 2006).
Federal Republic of Nigeria (2004), National Policy on Education (revised edn), Yaba, NERDC
metalanguage in three languages on linguistics, literature and methodology, sponsored by National Educational and Research Development Council (NERDC
He said: 'And for the first time in the history of the fair, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC
) will be fully involved in the event this year,' he added.
The High Level Policy Committee on Curriculum Development (HLPCCD) and Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC
) took the initiative, in this direction, to provide the guideline for restructuring educational curriculum to ensure continuity and flow of themes, topics and experiences from primary to Junior Secondary School levels (Olaojo, 2012).
For the purpose of expanding the road infrastructure in the region, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that a new scheme called North-East Road Development Corporation (NERDC
) has been initiated with an allocation of Rs.200 cr for the current year.
This programme was developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC
) (33) together with Action Health Incorporated (AHI).
Federal Republic of Nigeria (2004) National Policy on Education 4th Edition, Federal Ministryof Education Lagos, NERDC
Federal Republic of Nigeria (1981) National Policy on Education (Revised) Lagos: NERDC