The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has inaugurated a 16-man committee to develop a standard curriculum for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) training colleges across the country.
The minister, while inaugurating the committee on Thursday in Abuja, said that training and retraining was an integral part of the Corps.He disclosed that the committee would be chaired by Prof. Suleiman Mohammed, Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University.According to Aregbesola, the move to develop a standard curriculum showed the capability of NSCDC Commandant General (CG), Abubakar Audi.Aregbesola commended the CG for carefully selecting credible technocrats for the job.He noted that the committee taking into consideration the mandates of the Corps, had a duration of four weeks to complete its assignment and report to the Office of the CG.
The minister charged the team to review relevant and similar curriculums in other security agencies and make necessary modifications in the NSCDC curriculum.“Review and assess the current curriculum in Paramilitary including teaching methods and design: suitable basic training programs for newly recruited personnel at the point of entry.“Development courses and programs relative to ranks.“Ensure emphasis is placed on the holistic capacity development of each cadre of officers.“
Develop appropriate performance evaluation tools including theoretical and practical exercises which should include simulation exercises etc. to ensure successful delivery of the required skills“Ensure that the development of the curriculum aligns with target operational needs of the Corps,” he said.Earlier in his remarks, Audi said that he initiated the process of developing a Standard Curriculum for the training schools in order to develop car