Iruoma Amaka Ugoo-Okonkwo (PhD), Chinyere Celestina Esimone (PhD)


The introduced Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) in the Basic Education system in Nigeria has presented some problems which seriously affect the teaching and learning of music in schools. Competency issues bedevil the introduction, implementation and evaluation of the amalgamated subjects in parts and whole. Areview of the document study as the methodology of this write-up reveals the following as the lack and gaps created by the programme as it pertains to the study of music: lack of teaching competence, overburdening of music teachers with additional subjects, insufficient practical, poor teaching methodology, irrelevant contents in achieving objectives, scarcity of indigenous contents, insufficient musical content in syllabus among others. It was found that the amalgamation of Visual arts, Music, and Drama as one subject lacks some background considerations that call for re-visitation to arrest the competence issues discovered.

Keywords: Competence, Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA), Teaching methodology and Music teachers.

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