MOHAMMED ABIDAT OLUWASHOLA

Meet MOHAMMED ABIDAT OLUWASHOLA, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Economics Education

Designation

Graduate Assistant

Department

Lang, Arts AND Sci

Office

At the Lang, Arts AND Sci department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Innovation And Renewal Of Economics Curriculum In Nigerian Secondary Schools: Approaches, Problems And Strategies

Description:

Curriculum innovation is the product of feedback from curriculum cycle, which would give rise to modifications of the existing curriculum document. This modification however comes with its positive expectations as well as challenges. To this end, this study, with the use of a desk review method, among other things reviewed the objectives of the Economics curriculum in senior secondary schools in Nigeria, the concepts of curriculum innovation and renewal, and some of the limiting factors to curriculum innovation and renewal. Specifically, it identified and discussed two of the approaches to innovative teaching and learning that could be incorporated into the secondary school Economics curriculum. These are flipped classroom and Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI). Suggestions were made on effective strategies for the use of innovative and renewed Economics curriculum in Nigerian secondary schools which include that: teachers should be encouraged to use innovative methods of teaching such as inter alia problem-based learning, flipped classroom, use of guest lecturers, and Computer Assisted Instructions; governments, heads of schools, and educational bodies should make training and retraining programmes available for Economics teachers as an avenue to improve their professional competencies and keep up with innovative methods of teaching and the use of instructional materials.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. M.Sc (Economics Education) Lead City University, Ibadan 2023

Current Research

Accessibility of School Children to Remote Learning in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward

Research Details

This paper examined the accessibility of public primary school children to remote learning, in Lagos State, Nigeria due to the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on its challenges and way forward. The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19), has brought a halt to the workability of some efforts by government at various levels, to solve the prevailing problems in the education sector, with respect to reducing the rate of out-of-school children. This is consequent upon the nationwide lockdown put in place by the government in order to cope with the pandemic, greatly impacting not only school closures but also physical/social interactions and change from normal routines of people. Schools closure also further deprived a good number of public school children from continued access to quality education. Against this backdrop, Lagos state, which undoubtedly has the highest number of public schools in Nigeria, made several commendable efforts to make remote learning available to as many vulnerable pupils (children facing housing insecurity, in foster care, and incarceration) as possible via television, radio and web-based classrooms. The researchers took a catalogue of some challenges faced by parents in accessing remote learning for children, strategies already put in place by government and possible ways of getting as many school children as possible on board of the remote learning platforms. This paper recommended among others that well-meaning NGOs and philanthropists should collaborate with the government at various levels to provide hand-held, battery powered radio sets and other distance learning aids to pupils in primary schools. This will avail even the most vulnerable pupils in Nigeria, the opportunity to access some educative radio programmes such as the Interactive Radio Instructions by Lagos State government.

Biography

MOHAMMED ABIDAT is a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Lang, Arts AND Sci

MOHAMMED has a M.Sc in Economics Education from Lead City University, Ibadan

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