…..Agenda 2030: Review Education Curriculum To Global Standards, UNESCO Laureate Tells Stakeholders.
………As CUICI VC Speaks On Curriculum, Global Standards, List Benefits.
………Global Standards In Education Will Enhance Sustainability, Quality & Equitable Education For All- Aremu
By Victor Bieni, Asaba
As part of efforts towards instituting change where necessary for the development of new educational curricular, framework to ensure social work consistency that appreciates, values diversity, equity and inclusion and full implementation of global sustainability standards set by international sustainability standards Board, UNESCO Laureate and Vice- Chancellor, Crown University International Incorporated, USA with its teaching hospital campus located in Santa Cruz Province, South America with official partners constituent campuses in government regulated universities worldwide and online operation, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu has called for urgent review of education curriculum by stakeholders to meet objectives of global education standards.
The media learnt this from CUICI VC, World Acclaimed Universities Research Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu in a press statement personally signed by him, which was made available to some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital by his Executive Assistant on Media, Publicity and Communication Matters, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike today being on Thursday, January 26, 2023 as UNESCO Laureate state reasons, benefits of new curricular development or activities; policies, framework the review to global education standards.
Prof Aremu sees agenda 2030 as United Nations 17 SDGs- Sustainable Development Goals, precisely goal number 4 on global quality education as a universal plan for all countries, a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. He stated that, curriculum helps to standardize the learning goals for an entire school and provide a clear path for students to progress from one grade to another.
UNESCO Laureate who defines a review as a formal assessment, critical investigation, appraisal, evaluation, judgement, critique of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary. He sees Curriculum as a specific course; program, lesson, academic content, inventory activities, interactive system of instruction; strategies, measurement and resources, plan on education and training, multitude of learning experiences taught by a school to its Students. Also, Prof Aremu added that standard is a significant part of international trade that plays the role of trust, quality assurance, and development of global market.
The globally acclaimed Professor of Computer Science, Information And Communication Technology, “Strong educational policies are the livelihood of improving educational equity worldwide. Global education emphasizes interconnectedness and diversity of people’s histories; it incorporates Students’ learning about cultures, geographies, histories and current issues of all world religions”.
CUICI’ VC added that the main objectives g global standards are to ensure consistency, value diversity, equity and inclusion. Also, to ensure that social work education adheres to the values and policies of the profession as articulated by the IFSW, IASSW in line with international Sustainability Standards Board. He noted further that, the five elements of Standard Authentic Instructions, ASCD that should be considered while instuting change in curricular activities should include amongst others are: Higher-order thinking, dept of knowledge, connectedness to the world beyond the classroom, substaintive conversation, and social support for students achievement.
UNESCO Laureate then enjoined stakeholders to ensure that curricular and methods of instruction are consistent with the school’s program objectives, its expected outcome and its mission statement. Also, that education stakeholders as part of efforts towards promoting globalization in education standards should maintain focus on clarifying and specifying teaching standards aimed at enhancing equitable and quality education for all.
The statement reads in parts: ” We enjoin education stakeholders all over the world to work towards adhering to global standards by constantly reviewing their curriculum if need be to meet global educational objectives. The benefits of new curriculum development or planning are enormous. Curriculum document should include practical guidelines as it helps centres, faculties, departments in schools to meet international guidelines or standards on education resources management. It gives practical expression to teachers, schools, students, IASSW. It helps for the formulation of international standards for social work and training as core business of IASSW or International Substainability Standards Board”.
“The reasons for global standards in education and why education stakeholders should develop new curricular activities are emphasized here. Curriculum helps for consumers protection, impacts on globalization, facilitates articulation across the globe, facilitates the movement of social workers from one country to another, Benchmark National Standards against International standards, promotes partnership, international students and staff exchange Programmes, gives a clear distinction between social and non- social workers”.
“Educational Institution(s) ready to adhere to international guidelines must embrace practical training; specify a classification, acknowledge, recognize learning experiences, identification of core competencies, knowledge and Skills, as applied to context specific realities. New curriculum development that is of international standards must embrace school core purpose and mission statement; program objectives and outcome, program curriculum and field education, core curricular with local, national, regional and international needs and priorities; adequate professional staff, social work students: Admission criteria; Good education structure, administration, governance and resources; standard ethical conducts, codes; gender inclusiveness, cultural, ethnic diversity and equity”.
“UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu is currently the World Grand President, International Chartered World Learned Society, Chancellor and World Grand Chairman, University of Nations for Quality Education and World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology , , World Grand President, World Accreditation Commission, Chairman/Pro Chancellor, Board of Trustees, Chartered Intl. Da Vinci University , Chairman Board of Trustees of West Coast Intl. University of Science, Technology, Management and Arts, USA”.
“Prof Aremu has also served and currently held the following positions: Vice President International Affairs (Vice Chairman International Affairs of Board of Trustees) Sastra Angkor University Kingdom of Cambodia; Deputy Director General for Africa and Research Professor at International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK, World Grand Chancellor at the Chartered World Order of the Knights of Justice of Peace”.
“Also, the World Grand President ,The Chartered World Institute of Encyclopedia of Books, World Grand President at Africa International Institute for Professional Training and Research, ; Vice President, International Centre for Eye Research and Education, Argentina, South America , World Acclaimed Distinguished Universities Research Professor and Fellow Editorial International Advisory Board at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom and several other institutions that have declared him as a World Acclaimed Distinguished Universities Research Professor by various higher institutions and organizations world-wide”.