HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA


The arrival of missionaries and colonial administrators from Britain and America brought with it some sports and games to schools and to the police and army.

                                      
Important Dates to note
1918: Introduction of the first Physical Education (PE) syllabus.
1927: Revision of the Syllabus
1933: Introduction of the last colonial syllabus of Physical Training for Schools
1954: the 1933 syllabus was abolished and was replaced in 1955 by the Ministry of Education.
1956: Publication of the first indigenous PE syllabus for primary schools.
PE was made compulsory by the Federal Government in all primary schools in Nigeria.
1960: Establishment of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (the first African University to commence undergraduate programme in HPE.
1977: Formulation of National Policy on Education (NPE)
1981, 1998: The second and third editions were published respectively.
2004: The fourth edition was necessitated by some policy innovations and was published.
2007: The fifth edition saw some new additional changes especially with the basic education level.

2013: The sixth edition was reprinted in 2014. It saw some adjustments to the 2007 policy.


PE is taught at the Junior and Senior secondary school level in Nigeria. With this provision in the policy, Physical Education has a foundation upon which a solid academic programme was developed.

How to Reference this article
Ademola, V. D (2019). History and development of physical education curriculum in Nigeria. Retrieved from https://www.youdread.com/2019/05/history-and-development-of-physical.html

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