The Role of Nigerian Teachers and Parents: A Pre-Requisite for Efficient and Dynamic Curriculum Development

Abstract:

The non-challant attitudes of the Nigerian teachers and parents to the challenges of curriculum development and educational achievement have created a great gap between the school-teaching-learning programme and the achievement of educational goals. The instrument and strength of change for sustainable development, stable educational policies, and viable educational achievement depends on the virtues of competent professionally dynamic teachers, parental sensitivity to the child’s academic needs and the government concern about the dynamic nature of the society and the curriculum that will satisfy the aims and the goals of education. The Nigerian teachers and parents have strategic roles to play, being the prime executors of the government policies on education, through the curriculum. As such, the operational performance of teachers and parents could make or mar the future of Nigeria learners. Efficient and dynamic curriculum development for functional and qualitative teaching outcome will bring new challenges and improvement in the production of self-reliant citizens.