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Tourism To Be Taught As A Subject In Secondary Schools



The Nigerian school curriculum is about to get an exciting new addition. Plans have been concluded to introduce tourism as a subject in senior secondary schools.

Mrs Patricia Narai, Deputy Director, Domestic Tourism in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture revealed this in a statement. She said, "The Nigerian Educational Development Council has proposed 34 trades and identified tourism as one of the trades to be thought at the entrepreneurship level.

Adding tourism to our senior secondary school curriculum would get students empowered with skills and knowledge on tourism and hospitality.

This knowledge and skill could come in handy after they graduate from secondary school. The students can explore entrepreneurship by becoming a tour guide, event manager, visa professional or get employment in the tourism and hospitality sector. This is because the students would be equipped to effectively carry out responsibilities that will encourage tourists and boost the positive image of the country.

On getting the propose tourism subject into Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination, Narai explained that it would be a gradual process.

"We have done the curriculum, when it is approved, the teachers guide will follow to enable them know what they are going to teach and subsequently it will go into JAMB and NECO examinations.

"The essence of this is to catch them young; by the time tourism is studied in all senior secondary schools across the country, it will go a long way to produce large workforce for the sector," Narai said.

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