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Teacher’s Perceived Problems Of New Curriculum Implementation In Secondary Schools In Fagge Local Government Areas, Kano State, Nigeria

Aibangbe, Mary Oyere1 and Ahmodu, Jacob Shaibu2

1Federal College of Education Kano, Kano State

2Department of Education, Faculty of Education, Bayero University Kano, Kano State


The study investigated teachers’ perceived problems of new curriculum implementation in secondary schools in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State Nigeria. To achieve the objectives of the study, three research questions guided the researchers. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consist 116 secondary schools in the study area and 3,452 teachers in the study area. Purposeful random sampling techniques were used to sample the schools and the teachers for the study. Ten (10) secondary school and one hundred and forty (140) teachers were selected for the study.  The instrument for data collection was constructed questionnaire. The instrument was validated by experts in curriculum studies, the instrument yielded reliability coefficient of 0.80 using Cronbach Alpha coefficient. The data collected were collated and analyzed according to how they related to the research questions. Research questions were answered using mean score and standard deviation. The findings revealed the problems, causes and possible solutions of the new curriculum implementation in secondary schools which include; inadequate funding of the educational system, poor learning conditions, and lack of adequate time to cover the curriculum. The causes of the problems of new curriculum implementation also are poor remuneration of teachers, insufficient motivation for teachers and inadequate monitory strategy. The possible solutions to the problems are proper monitoring of curriculum implementation, enhanced teachers’ remuneration, and teachers’ promotion should be based on students rating, regular retraining programmes for practicing teachers. Based on the results obtained from the study, it was recommended that, the importance of teacher involvement in decision-making and curriculum planning cannot be over emphasized. Therefore, government should involve teachers in curriculum planning and development to give them sense of recognition.


Keywords: Curriculum, teachers, implementation, remuneration, problems.

Impact Statement

The major problem of the Nigerian education industry is how to operationalize the well intended and articulated curriculum via feasibility and full-scale implementation commitment. A number of curriculum proposals or conceived curriculums have remained virtually inert in the sense that they were not made functional; a curriculum may be beautifully planned but will be of no relevance if it is not implemented. Here in Nigeria, there are beautifully planned and worthwhile curricula which have failed to produce the intended output due to improper implementation. This research solved the problem mention above and also the information gathered through this research work has contributed to teachers’ knowledge about the curriculum implementation. This research work is also important to the government item of employment of adequate and qualified teachers into secondary schools in Nigeria.

About The Author

Amb. Mary Oyere Aibangbe, born on 4th March 1968 in Urhonigbe, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo state, Nigeria to ASP Albert and Mrs. Magaret Osayande. Attended United Nation Authority Primary School Kano and Proceeded to Army Day Secondary School Kano from 1980 – 1982, and left for Federal Government Girls College Kazaure, Jigawa State from 1983 – 1985 where she obtained her WASC. In 1990, she attended Advanced Teachers College Ahmadu Bello University, Kano Campus where she obtained her NCE (English and Geography) and still in the same institution she obtained her B.Ed (Social Studies) in 1994. After which she attended Bayero University Kano where she obtained Masters in Library Science (MLS) in the year 2000. She went further to obtain another Masters in Curriculum Studies at University of Maiduguri in 2017 and she is currently rounding up a Ph.D in Curriculum studies at Bayero University Kano.

She started working at Federal College of Education, Kano since 1995 where she is now a Chief Lecturer at General Studies Education Department. She has written more than 50 articles in reputable journals both national and international and have co-authored more than 50 books. She has attended so many conferences both national and international, conventions, seminars and workshops.

Service to her college

  • Member, Staff Welfare Committee 
  • Member, Ohio Link Committee
  • Member, Examination Misconduct Investigation Committee (Ad-hoc)
  • Member, Entertainment Committee COEASU National Delegate Conference (2006)
  • Member, Sport Advisory Committee
  • Member, Advisory Committee School Education
  • Member, Advisory Committee, General Studies Education Department
  • Coordinator, LVT GSE Department
  • Project Coordinator, NCE Regular
  • Chairperson, Staff Advisory Committee, School of Education
  • Member, Guidance and Disciplinary Committee
  • Member, College Library Committee
  • Coordinator, Part-time studies, General Studies Education Department
  • School Coordinator and Examination Officer, NCE Part-time

Community Service Outside College

  • Giving lectures to schools organizing seminars and workshops on invitation.
  • Secretary, Benin Union Kano.
  • Treasurer, Benin Community Kano.
  • Voluntary teacher at Rochas Foundation College, Kano
  • Patroness, Peace club FCE Kano.
  • Patroness, Benin Youth Association Kano
  • Assistant Examiner for Advanced and Post-graduate Diploma Examination of National Teachers Institute (NTI)
  • Northern Coordinator, Forum for African Women Education Nigeria (FAWEN)
  • Member, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA)
  • Business Manager, Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Editorial Board, Edo State Chapter.
  • Member, Special Assignment Provincial Education Management Board, Redeemed Christian Church of God, North III Province, Kano State.
  • Generalist and Panelist for accreditation in various Colleges of Education.
  • Member, Committee for the review and development of Curriculum and Identification of teaching facilities for Pre-nursery, Nursery one and two classes of Spring Schools Kano.
  • Educational Consultant for Blue-whales International School, Kano.
  • Educational Advisor for Spring School Kano.
  • Member, School based Management Committee (SBMC) Federal Government Girls College Kazaure, Jigawa State.
  • Kano State Coordinator, Universal Peace Federation
  • Fellow, Women in College of Education 

Registered with the following professional bodies:

  • Professor World Peace Academy (PWPA)
  • Association for the Promotion of Citizenship Education in Nigeria (APCEN).
  • World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI), Nigerian Chapter.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK)
  • Social Studies Teachers Association of Nigeria (SOSTAN) 
  • National Association for Research Development (NARD).
  • Women in College of Education (WICE).
  • National Association for the Academics ((NAA).
  • Forum for African Women Educationist, Nigeria (FAWEN).
  • Nigerian Library Association (NLA).
  • Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASONT)
  • Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).
  • Women Leading Education International (WLE).
  • Studies in Gender and Development in Africa (SIGADA)
  • Global Education Network International (GEN)
  • Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)
  • Teachers Without Board (TWB)
  • World Council for Curriculum and International (WCCI) Kano State Chapter.
  • Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
  • Social Studies and Civic Education Association of Nigeria (SOSCEAN) Northwest Chapter.

Awards and Honours Obtained

  • Certificate of Appreciation and gratitude from Social Studies Student Association of Nigeria FCE, Kano.
  • A letter of Commendation for Excellence from the Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri as Deputy Director Exams, under the auspices of the Directorate of Continuing Education, FCE, Kano.
  • Award from Teacher’s without Boarder as Millennium Development Ambassador.
  • Award for Excellent Leadership Skills at Reel Hall University of Salford, UK.
  • Award of Excellent Leadership and a letter of Commendation by National Association of Women in Colleges of Education (WICE) as National President for 4 years.
  • Fellowship Award by National Association of Women in Colleges of Education as Heroine.


  • Impact on gender discriminatory cultural practices on sustainable poverty reduction and food security in Nigeria. A case of Kano State.
  • Problem of land acquisition in Kano Metropolis.
  • Problem of unemployment of the disabled in Kano Municipal
  • Library cooperation among Colleges of Education in Northern Nigeria
  • Information Retrieval: A study of the use card catalogue in the retrieval of information from the libraries of three Northern Nigerian universities.
  • Effectiveness of inquiry and lecture method of teaching social studies in junior secondary school in Kano Metropolis, Kano State.

She is blessed with five daughters and three grand-children.


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