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Byline: Olubusuyi Adenipekun
A LARGE number of representatives of reputable publishing outfits in Nigeria turned up for the stakeholders' forum for the development of textbooks in line with the new Senior Secondary Education Curriculum (SSEC) which held in Lagos on Thursday last week at the behest of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council.
Publishers at the roundtable that enthusiastically expressed interest to develop the textbooks on public-private partnership deal include Africana First Publishers, University Press Plc, Nelson Publishers, Pacific Publishers Ltd, HEBN, Suntos International Services Ltd among others.
The roundtable was, however, a follow-up to an earlier meeting with the publishers that took place in Kaduna where it was unanimously decided that the expression of interest by publishers on the development of the SSEC text books be done in writing and that it would be treated on the basis of first come, first serve.
Thus, the Lagos stakeholders' forum was meant to be a re-affirmation …