Impact of Digital Technology and the Need for Periodical Review of Educational Curriculum in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions
Keywords:Curriculum review, Education sector, Nigeria education, Tertiary institutions, Digital technology
Effective curriculum is a key determining factor to the growth of the education system in any meaningful societies or nations. It is worthy of note that technology keeps evolving which prompts the need for concurrent review of the curriculum. Presently, there are still outdated topics that ought to have been phased out from the curriculum, it is alarming that some tertiary institutions are still using the old curriculum while those that have adopted the new curriculum have not fully implemented the full content due to the lack of adequate equipment or unavailability of trained personnel. This paper assessed the present state of the Nigerian curriculum, and for better output performance, there should be a recurrent review of the curriculum at most every three years to keep abreast of modern technology. Hence, it was recommended that there should be a recurrent review of the curriculum to meet the trend of economic needs of the nation, training and retraining of lecturers, establishing and equipping all laboratories with modern equipment. Most importantly, those from industries should be part of the team for the formulation of the curriculum to produce competent and qualified graduates.