International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Review

Curriculum innovation for office education programme in view of the growing information technology (IT): A case study of the Nigeria certificate in education (NCE) programme

Adeshina Tunde Joel1* and Aliyu Muyibeedeen2
1Department of Business Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Nigeria. 2Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 January 2012
  •  Published: 25 March 2012

Abstract

Every information technology (IT) driven society is expected to experience some dynamism in the way things are done and in the quality of the goods and services available unto them for use. It is against this backdrop that, a curriculum innovation would help to fashion learning experiences to be given under a close supervision, which would reflect changes in the aspirations and needs of the society. With the advent of IT, the secretarial world of work has experienced several changes from the use of manual machines to perform her operations to the new electronic ways of doing things. In order to make secretarial education relevant in producing vibrant workforce that would fit into today’s world of work, there must be a conscious effort to review any existing curriculum to take into consideration new innovations, and see how to accommodate any possible change in societal needs/aspirations. The paper threw light into why curriculum innovation in the secretarial program is of paramount importance; specific areas that would need to be revisited, and recommendations were made, which if employed would go a long way to ensuring curriculum relevance of the secretarial programme, as it would be producing men and women who can compete favorably with their foreign counterparts and also a liberation from curriculum obsolescence.

 

Key words: Information technology, Nigeria certificate in education, national commission for colleges of education, national policy on education.