The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministryof Communication Technology, Dr. Tunji Olaopa, has called on the universities in Nigeria to constantly update their academic curricula to reflect modern changes.
Olaopa spoke as a guest lecturer at lecture organised in honour of professors Bayo Adekanye and John Ayoade of the Political Science department of the University of Ibadan.
According to Olaopa, academic creativity in adapting the curriculum of the disciplineto issues and ideas is critical and relevant to the national context.
He said, “Our curriculum review procedures in the universities must be made flexible and it must be updated regularly with regard to national and global happenings.
The political science curriculum as an example must thus be oriented to active learning that will enable the students to experience Nigeria and theworld in the various methodologies and theories that we teach.”(punch)