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PROJECT TOPIC: ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KANO METROPOLIS

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Primary education is the key to the success or failure of an educational system (FRN. 2004). It is the bedrock of a country’s educational system and a major determinant of the quality of any nation’s educational sector as well as the catalyst to the growth and development in social, political and economic systems (Ogunsanya, 1990). It is regarded as the most profitable form of investment in education any nation can give to the individual citizens and the society at large (Maduewesi, 2005). It is also the fulcrum for all levels of education (Mbakwem and Asiabaka, 2007). As crucial as this level of education is, it does not appear to have a corresponding attention from both the government as policy maker and teachers as implementers of curriculum. Curriculum implementation refers to the actual carrying out of policies and changes spelt out in the new curriculum (Garba, 1996). Here the focus is on the teachers who are the main implementers although there are external agencies that are implicated in the implementation process. In Nigeria, participants outside the school include the ministries of education, university institutes of education, boards of education, federal government education control bodies, National Teachers Institute (NTI), National


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