Ngozi L. Dom-Anyanwu (PhD), Zebulon C. Iwuala (PhD)


Nigerian Second Languages curriculum is been used in teaching Nigerian Second Language learners (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba Second Language Learners).  Nigerian languages The secondary school is faced with bottlenecks despite the efforts of some Nigerian languages scholars.  This paper is aimed at evaluating the Igbo second languages curriculum implementation in private junior secondary schools in Ojo local government area of Lagos State.  The study includes all the Igbo language teachers in junior private secondary schools in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.  The sample consists of 10 teachers purposively selected from the 10 schools used for the study. One teacher each was selected from each school.  Three research instruments were used for the study which include; Teachers’ perception of the implementation of Igbo Second Language Curriculum Questionnaire (TPIIL2CQ).  Availability of Resource Materials Questionnaire (ARMQ) and Constraints to Effective Implementation of Igbo Second Language Curriculum Questionnaire (CEIIL2CQ). The Data generated from the instruments were analysed using descriptive and interview statistics.  Major findings of the study include; that the Igbo language teachers in private secondary schools in Ojo adhere to the Igbo second language performance objectives. Some Igbo teachers in Lagos State Junior secondary schools are not qualified to teach Igbo language.  There are grossly inadequate instructional materials in teaching Igbo language.  The Igbo language teachers use the same methods in teaching the two levels of Igbo language learners (IgboL1 & IgboL2) in the private junior secondary schools in Ojo.  That the major constraints of teaching Igbo L2 in private junior secondary schools in Ojo Local government Area resides; Igbo language teachers’ qualifications, unavailability of instructional materials and insufficient number of Igbo language teachers.  The study recommends that state and federal governments should release fund for the teaching of Nigerian languages in junior secondary schools to enable the teachers get sufficient and adequate instructional materials.  Qualified Igbo language teachers should be recruited to teach in private schools.  There should be separate teaching methods for Igbo first language and Igbo second language learners in Nigerian schools generally be it public or private.


Curriculum implementation Education, Implementation, Igbo First Language, Igbo Second Language

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