Curriculum Changes at Basic Education Level: An Agenda for Globalising Nigerian Education within the Context of Millennium Development Goals

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Awofala, A. O. A.
Lawani, Abisola O.
Sopekan, Oludola S.
Okunuga, Rachael O.
Ojo, Omolabake T.
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Education is the pivot upon which national development rests and a means for achieving world peace and overcoming global challenges of hunger, illiteracy, poverty, social exclusion, oppressions and wars. Basic education is the foundation of all educational system and in Nigeria the basic education has been extended to cover nine-years of continuous and compulsory schooling and is an inalienable right of every Nigerian child of school going age. This paper discusses the challenges of universal basic education in the era of global education. It also gives an overview of global education and universal basic education curriculum and changing context of Nigerian universal basic education in the world set-up. More so, the paper highlights the achievements of universal basic education within the context of the millennium development goals and concludes with the importance, challenges, and structure of the revised new 9-year basic education curriculum within the context of global education.
Global education, Nigerian, Universal basic education, Curriculum, Millennium development goals