Primary 6 Scheme of Work

The Primary School 6 (Basic 6)  Lagos State Unified Scheme of Work in Nigeria Schools serve as a guideline for educators to plan and execute teaching activities according to the Nigerian standard

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The Unified Scheme of Work for Primary 6, created by the Lagos State Government Ministry of Education, provides the curriculum for sixth-year students. This schedule details the topics to be treated in each term for the academic year. Thereby ensuring they are suitable for the students’ age and grade. This plan ensures that all schools in Lagos State follow the same curriculum.

Primary School 6 Subjects

The Lagos State Unified Scheme of Work for Upper Basic (Primary 6) comprises thirteen subjects. Of these thirteen subjects, there are three broad subjects: Prevocational Studies (Agricultural and Home Economics), National Values Education (Social Studies, Civic Education, and Security Education), and Basic Science and Technology (Information Technology, Physical Education, and Health Education).

These are different subjects that have been blended to form one. Primary 6 includes twenty-one topics, with Arabic being an elective subject. The subjects covered in Upper Basic Primary Class 6 are listed below:

  • English Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Science and Technology(Basic Science, Information Technology and Physical and Health Education)
  • National Values Education(Social Studies, Civic and Security Education)
  • Prevocational Studies(Agriculture and Home Economics)
  • Yoruba
  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • Arabic (Optional)
  • History
  • Cultural and Creative Arts

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main aims of Primary 6 education?

The main aim of a Primary 6 education is to prepare the pupils for a successful transition to secondary. Before the completion of the Primary 6 education, the educators would have ensured the pupils were equipped with the necessary knowledge.

How does the primary 6 scheme prepare the pupils for secondary school?

The primary 6 scheme  prepares them for secondary school by building a strong foundation for them in core subjects that will be further studied in secondary school.

What are the challenges pupils might face in Primary 6?

There will be an increased workload and complexities of subjects compared to the previous years, there will also be pressure to perform and prepare well in their common entrance exam. Educators should encourage the pupils as this is a trying period for them.

How can parents support their children’s learning in Primary 6?

The parents can support their pupils’ learning by creating a positive and supportive learning environment at home. They should also communicate with the teachers regularly to monitor their child’s progress.

Are there any national exams taken in Primary 6?

Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessments, like quizzes, classwork, and homework, as well as end-of-term examinations to evaluate their understanding and progress


What measures are in place to ensure that the scheme of work is up-to-date and relevant?

The Ministry of Education updates the scheme of work to reflect current educational standards, best practices, and emerging trends in education, ensuring it remains relevant and effective.


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