The West African Examinations Council has announced the introduction of 39 new subjects in its examinations. The Council’s Acting Head, Test Development Division, Mrs. Olayinka Ajibade, who announced this, said the new subjects would commence in this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
In the new curriculum, four new subjects- Computer Studies, Insurance, Store Management and Office Practice- are in the electives category, while the remaining 35 subjects are in the Trades category. Among subjects in the trade category are Painting and Decorating, Photography, Salesmanship, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, and Upholstery. Students would be required to take four core subjects, comprising English Language, General Mathematics, Civic Education and Trade/ Entrepreneurial Studies. The candidates would be required to choose three or four subjects from Humanities, Science, Technology and Business Studies depending on their potential and interest.
Do you think it is a good initiative to revise the curriculum and introduce new subjects ? Does this address today's challenges