Barriers to Effective Implementation of Curriculum in Post Primary Schools In Benue State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Barriers to Effective Implementation of Curriculum in Post Primary Schools In Benue State, Nigeria

Yeke, C. M.1*; Ogboji, J. N.1; Onah, D.O2; Iorungwa, E.1

1Department of Educational Foundations, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
2 Department of Medical Laboratory Science, School of Health Technology, Agasha, Nigeria.

Abstract:-This study attempts to examine the barriers to effective implementation of curriculum in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State. Using survey research design, the study discovered factors that constitute barriers to effective implementation of curriculum as teacher motivations, resources as well as knowledge of curriculum. The attendant problems such as examination malpractices and poor performance in examinations are among the social Vices associated with barriers to effective implementation of curriculum were seen in the post primary schools in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State. One hundred (100) questionnaires were administered in the ten (10) schools and collected. Results from the ten (10) schools were subjected to chi-square. Hypothesis one and two were accepted at 35.18 and 36.66 while hypothesis three was rejected at 40.62 calculated values respectively, with the critical value of 40.11. The study therefore recommended that teacher’s welfare should be made a top most priority by Government and private proprietor. Teachers should be trained on what to implement while necessary resources should be put in place if effective implementation of curriculum must be achieved.

Key words: Barriers, effective, implementation, curriculum, Benue-State.

I. INTRODUCTION

The implementation of any planned programme determines its fruitfulness. This however is no without obstacles as there are always barriers to the success of any meaningful project in life. According to Maduewesi (2010), barriers are regarded as the forces that retard, hinder, prevent or control progress. They militate against success of any achievement.

It is therefore necessary to view the barriers to effective implementation of curriculum, because of the poor academic performance in senior school certificate examinations conducted between year 2013 to 2017 (TSB, 2017). We ought to consider how effective curriculum implementation can best be achieved. It is hoped that, this would bring about sound upbringing of students in our post primary schools.

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