Factors Militating against the Implementation of Junior Secondary School (J. S. S.) Music Curriculum in Enugu State: Challenges and the Way Forward
Dr. Sunday N. Nnamani

Secondary education is a critical stage to the education of a child, being the bridge between the primary and tertiary levels of education. Curriculum has been defined as a set of planned learning experiences offered and supervised by an educational institution to achieve certain objectives. The development of curriculum in Nigeria can be traced to the period of the introduction of western religion and education. While the processes of learning and physical environment are almost uniformly considered, the content must be defined in terms of what is taught, how it is taught and the processes that would help in the realization of the set objectives. In this paper the challenges militating against the achievement of these objectives at the J. S. S level in Music curriculum in Enugu State were examined. They include inappropriate curriculum, inadequacy of fund, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of teachers, attitude of parents, and allocation of enough time in the time table were considered. A survey of 9 schools randomly selected from the 3 senatorial zones where Music is offered was conducted. To tackle these challenges, suggestions were proffered as the way forward.

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